Colbert County family seeks answers in Bainbridge Loop murder

John Johnson's family is still struggling with losing their beloved father, husband, and grandpa.

Posted: Jul 31, 2018 3:13 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2018 7:13 PM

Colbert County Sheriff, Frank Williamson, is trying to see if a DNA lab in Florida can help them solve a murder case.

In December 2017, John Johnson was found stabbed to death in his Colbert County home along Bainbridge Loop.

Officials said they collected a lot of DNA evidence at the scene, but the state forensics lab told them they can't separate some of the blood evidence in the case.

"He was just laying in a big puddle of blood," said Sue Johnson, as her eyes welled up with tears thinking back to the day she found her husband of 43 years dead in their home. Johnson said on December 21st, her nightmare started.

"Anybody that can come in and stab a man 22 times is evil, just evil," said Johnson.

Johnson said John had no enemies. She said he was a family man. He always spent time with his kids and grandkids and provided them with anything they needed. She said he was selfless when it came to his family.

No arrests have been made in the case and the Johnson family is desperately seeking answers.

"You are just constantly wondering, is the person I am talking to the person that did this? Is the person I meet in the grocery store the person that did this? You're all the time wondering," said Johnson.

Williamson said they have worked on this case everyday. He said they believe they collected evidence at the scene, which could lead to the killer. Williamson said the state forensics lab told him they can't separate the blood evidence in the case. Williamson is now trying to get the state to sign off on sending the evidence to be tested by a lab in Florida.

"You think about how much taxes you pay and then when you need the state they can't help you," said Kevin Johnson, John Johnson's son.

Williamson said they are going through paperwork, but first the Attorney General's Office and the Alabama Department of Forensic Science must sign off on it so the evidence results can be tested and admissible in court. Johnson's family is left asking anyone with information to come forward. They hope his killer will be caught soon.

"Tell us what you know. So we can get this evil person off of the street, please," said Sue Johnson.

If you have any information on this case, call the Colbert County Sheriff's Office at 256-383-0741.

Williamson said he hopes they will have the paperwork done and approved by September to test the DNA evidence in the Florida lab. We did call the Alabama Department of Forensic Science about the case and have not heard back from them.

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