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B.C. woman found alive in Yukon 50 years after husband accused of her murder

July 20, 2013 - 5:00 AM

SURREY, B.C. - A woman who disappeared from Surrey, B.C., more that 50 years ago has been found, but the fairy tale family reunion may never happen.

RCMP recently featured Lucy Johnson in their historic missing-persons file and Johnson's daughter used that information to advertise the disappearance where her mother once lived in Yukon.

RCMP spokesman Curtis Harling says the woman then received a call from what turned out to be her stepsister, saying she'd seen her mom's picture in the paper.

Johnson, who's now 77, disappeared in 1961 but her husband Marvin Johnson didn't report her missing until 1965, which raised the suspicions of police to the point where they dug up the family's property in search of a body.

Marvin died in the late 1990s, but Harling says the man's family is pleased that any suspicions of murder have been cleared against him.

Harling says the step sisters didn't know each other existed and are pleased to have one another, but the mother has a lot of questions to answer and the reconciliation may take some time.

News from © Canadian Press, 2013
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