Mom Continues To Raise Awareness About Missing Daughter

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Mollie’s Movement started after Mollie Tibbetts was found murdered in Iowa after she had been missing for several weeks. The goal of the organization is to raise awareness for missing persons cases. You can buy t-shirts and buttons with a portion of each purchase going to help find other missing people.

One case the movement has picked up on is right here in KELOLAND. Typhenie Johnson who lived in Madison for a few years, but was living in Texas at the time of her disappearance. While Mollie’s Movement has picked up on Johnson’s case, her mom has never given up hope.

Typhenie Johnson was last seen at her apartment complex in Euless, Texas, in October of 2016. She was only 25 years old.

“She’s very bubbly, talkative, just the goofiest laugh, and deepest dimples you’ve ever seen,” mom Deborah Johnson said. “She is just super kind hearted, give her clothes to anybody that was in need.”

While it’s been two and a half years since Typhenie disappeared, her mom continues to search and raise awareness.

“She’s my baby girl.  Anybody that has a child, regardless of whether it’s the baby or the eldest, this is your child.  You’re going to do anything and everything you can do to find them,” Johnson said.

From a Facebook page called “Bring Typhenie Johnson Home,” to several GoFundMe accounts to raise money, those are just a couple ways Johnson is getting the word out about her missing daughter.

“We’re just trying to spread word of the different fundraisers we have been trying to raise more money for the reward, money for the billboards. For a week on the billboard is $2,500,” Johnson said.

Which is why Johnson is making sure people know about Typhenie.

“We’ve got to keep the missing ones in the spotlight, you do,” Johnson said. “If you let it slip from your mind, you’re never going to recognize anybody.”

Johnson says she was down in Texas a few months ago handing out flyers. 

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