Police use K-9s in search for missing Richmond mom

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police used search dogs on Thursday morning in the search for missing mother Katasha Johnson.

Authorities searched the East End area of Richmond along Jennie Scher Road, near Johnson’s home. Police tell 8News that detectives searched that area to follow up on leads in their investigation.

Katasha Johnson, 26, was last seen the morning of June 3 when she dropped her daughter off at daycare on Richmond’s north side. That day, Johnson never showed up for work at the Dollar General store on Airport Drive in Henrico County.

Johnson had started her first day of part time work at the Dollar General store the day before. A manager at the store told 8News that Johnson’s boss at her second job, Flower’s Bakery, called the store asking where she was because she hadn’t shown up to work.

Police say they suspect foul play in Johnson’s disappearance based on evidence found in her gold four-door 2001 Volvo.

Johnson is described as a black female, five feet one inch tall, 120 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She has a tattoo on her right arm that says MYA. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and tan slacks.

Anyone with information about Katasha Johnson’s disappearance is asked to call Major Crimes Detective William Brereton at (804) 317-3889 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Stay with 8News for more on this developing story.

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