Posted: 2:52 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
By By Suzanne Halliburton
Thomas Johnson, the Texas A&M receiver who’d been missing for nearly 60 hours, was found safe early Thursday in Dallas.
The A&M police department issued this statement:
“Texas A&M University Police investigators traveled to Dallas on Wednesday … attempting to locate missing Texas A&M University student Thomas Linze Johnson. With the assistance of the Dallas Police Department and the Texas Rangers, Mr. Thomas was safely located in the Dallas area at approximately 2:30 a.m. Today. No further details regarding this incident are being released.”
Coach Kevin Sumlin also released a statement: “We are pleased and relieved to find T.J. Our foremost concern is for the health and well being of T.J. I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and efforts in locating him.”
Johnson is from Dallas. However, his mother issued an emotional plea to local reporters Wednesday night asking for her son’s whereabouts.
A&M police, using social media, issued a statement Wednesday evening, saying that Johnson had been missing since 5 p.m. Monday.
By then, he’d missed all classes and two days of football practices.
Johnson is a second-team receiver, but is third on the team with 30 catches.