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Police locate man who walked away from rehab center in South Salt Lake

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UPDATE (11/29/19) – According to a press release issued by South Salt Lake Police, Johnie Turner was found safe at 10:20 a.m. Friday at 1379 South 1100 West.

Police said an alert citizen recognized him from the news and contacted Salt Lake City Police. He was cold, but otherwise okay and has safely returned to Meadowbrook Rehabilitation.


SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 News) – South Salt Lake Police Department issued an endangered, missing alert for a 56-year-old man Thursday.

Police say Johnie Ray Turner walked away from the Meadow Brook Rehabilitation Center located at 2700 South 433 East around 2 p.m.

Johnie is described as a white man, 6’ tall, average build, gray hair and he is missing some of his teeth.

Police say he was last seen wearing a gray crew neck sweater, navy blue sweat pants, one black shoe, and a white plaid blanket.

Police say is non-verbal; he can speak but his speech is very garbled and is not understandable and he does have some mental issues.

Johnie is considered endangered missing due to his speech disability, mental state and lack of proper clothing for the current weather conditions, police say.

If anyone has seen or knows of his whereabouts, you’re asked to contact South Salt Lake Police Dispatch at 801-840-4000.

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