ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) – Elizabethton Police Department officers are searching for a missing 45-year-old woman.
According to an EPD news release, officers received a missing person’s report about Rebecca Jean Johnson on May 15.
Johnson’s daughter said she had not been in contact with her mother since May 1, and said her mom had indicated in a text message that she needed to get out for a while.
According to the release, Johnson has failed to return home and has not answered calls or texts.
Johnson’s family has also reportedly not heard from her.
An investigation revealed Johnson was seen in Gatlinburg on May 15 around 1 p.m., where someone saw Johnson asleep in her vehicle — a 2010 Nissan Rogue SUV — in a parking lot.
Johnson reportedly told the person she was out of fuel and the person purchased $20 worth of gas for her vehicle.
According to the release, Johnson told the person she had talked to her sister and would be coming back home.
The person was unaware that Johnson was reported as missing.
According to the release, the family is concerned for Johnson’s well-being and said she felt sick the day she was last seen.
Family members also said she had previous medical conditions and are unaware of her availability to medications.
Police said Johnson is operating a black 2010 Nissan Rogue with a Tennessee registration D96-94P.
Johnson is 5-foot-1 inches tall, weighs around 225 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call EPD at 542-4141.
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