AMPS search for men

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AKWESASNE — The Akwesasne Mo­hawk Po­lice Ser­vice is ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help in find­ing an­other miss­ing per­son.

Don­ald “Do” John­son has been miss­ing since last Fri­day and was last seen in St. Regis, N.Y.

John­son, 30, is a short man stand­ing 5-foot-2-inches tall, has black hair and a dark com­plex­ion. One of his dis­tin­guish­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics is that his left arm is par­a­lyzed. When he went miss­ing, he was wear­ing a dark green jacket and blue jeans.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, John­son it is not prone to leaving home for any length of time, typ­i­cally re­turn­ing home ev­ery day. When he left on Fri­day, he did not tell any­one where he was go­ing and hasn’t con­tacted friends or fam­ily since.

“At this point, we do not be­lieve that his dis­ap­pear­ance is sus­pi­cious, but there is a great con­cern for us to con­firm his safety,” said Kari­wate Mitchell, the lead in­ves­ti­ga­tor. “It is very un­like him to not be in touch with any­one.”

The Mo­hawk po­lice are also still search­ing for Kenny Leaf, 50, an­other Akwesasne man who has been miss­ing since Jan. 13. The po­lice are ask­ing any­one who spoke with leaf the week­end he dis­ap­peared to con­tact him.

“We are look­ing for first-hand knowl­edge, whether you spoke to him in per­son, phone or so­cial me­dia and you haven’t spo­ken to the po­lice yet, please con­tact us,” said Mitchell.

So far, the po­lice have searched the Snye Chan­nel and parts of the St. Lawrence River with the as­sis­tance of the Ho­gans­burg Akwesasne Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment after Leaf was re­ported miss­ing.

But at this point, they have no ev­i­dence in­di­cat­ing that he might have fallen through the ice, it was done as part of a gen­eral search of the area,

“Tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion that it was a pos­si­bil­ity for this time of year, the search and res­cue team of our lo­cal fire depart­ment were per­form­ing due dili­gence,” said Mitchell.

Any­one who knows in­for­ma­tion that could help find John­son or Leaf is asked to con­tact the Akwesasne Mo­hawk po­lice at 613-575-2000 or call Crime Stop­pers.

Don­ald John­son

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