Motorcycling journalist missing in California (not Arizona)
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Ossessionato
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:21 pm quote
Davey G. Johnson, on a motorcycle review assignment for Car and Driver gone missing: Scootin Old Skool blog

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:48 pm quote
Additional images.
Ossessionato
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 pm quote
Article says California, not Arizona
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:27 pm quote
Just googled this. Sad as things do not sound good for him based on the evidence to date.
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:44 pm quote
Quote:
he was sitting near a creek before heading home
Bear?
Cougar?
Slipped in?
Molto Verboso
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:32 pm quote
Sad indeed. One news story says he sent a photo of himself in the river just before his last contact. With the river level high and moving at 35mph a slip into cold water sounds more plausible than a bear or cougar.

Rushing water scares me. The stuff of bad dreams.

Here's the link to the story:

https://www.660citynews.com/2019/06/10/crews-search-california-river-for-missing-automotive-writer/
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:57 pm quote
This is just awful news. Praying to God he shows up soon.

Just fuck.

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Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:43 am quote
He has been found drowned in the river not far from where from his bike was found. Be careful out there.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/davey-johnson-obituary/

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Molto Verboso
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:35 pm quote
Sad news. Was hoping he was lost or stranded with a dead cell phone.
Not the best decision to step into a river that was moving 35 MPH to take a selfie.
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:38 pm quote
Sad news for sure. Thanks for letting is know.
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