Help find sisters missing for three years
Asja and Milan Johnson believed to be in Ontario, torn from their brothers and dad
July 26, 2017
For Immediate Release
Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s MissingKids.ca program and the London Police Service are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Milan (5) and Asja (9) Johnson, who have been missing for three years. They are believed to be somewhere in Ontario.
In July 2014, Dazelle Johnson (née Gray) abducted her daughters and their two older brothers (then 11 and 13) from the Bahamas in violation of the terms of a custody agreement. Of extreme concern is the fact that one year later the boys were left by their mother with a stranger in London, Ontario. They have since been reunited with their father and have returned to the Bahamas. The girls are still missing.
“It has been very difficult. I often dream about them – it feels like a part of me is missing,” said Michael Johnson, their father. “We’ve had a very difficult time adjusting to life without our girls, and I know the boys miss them a lot. Not a day goes by without me thinking about them, wondering what they are doing and hoping they find a way to get in touch with me. I wish they didn’t have to go through this.”
It is believed that Asja and Milan may still be somewhere in Ontario. Torn from their extended family and friends, these little girls have not seen their father or big brothers in so long.
“When you hear that the girls were abducted by their mother, it might not sound concerning. But this is a crime, and it is incredibly traumatic and damaging to both the children involved and to the family left behind,” said Christy Dzikowicz, Director of the Canadian Center’s Child Safety & Family Advocacy Division. “These little girls are out there – maybe you’ve seen them at a park, or at school. Take a careful look at the photos and if you have any information at all, please call us.”
“We are worried about these little girls,” said London Police Service Cst. Bob Hogan. “Asja and Milan are still missing and we will continue to offer our assistance and efforts to locate them until they are found.”
Anyone with information in relation to their whereabouts is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or MissingKids.ca at 1-866-KID-TIPS (543-8477). Tips can also be submitted online at www.missingkids.ca.
For more information or to arrange an interview with Christy Dzikowicz contact:
Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection
About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety and protection of children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, to assist in the location of missing children and to prevent child victimization.
About the Child Safety Family Advocacy Division and MissingKids.ca: MissingKids.ca is part of the Canadian Centre’s Child Safety and Family Advocacy Division (CSFAD). CSFAD provides support to Canadian families whose children are missing, have been recovered, or have been sexually abused and exploited. CSFAD also works with families, law enforcement and child welfare agencies to help prevent and respond to situations where a child is at risk of going missing or being sexually exploited.