Missing Layton mom, kids found; child endangerment charges expected

Posted at 10:40 PM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 10:11:51-04

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UPDATE: A missing Layton mother and her children have been found safe.

Layton officers said Salt Lake Police found the family at a homeless shelter downtown.

Detectives are speaking with the mother, 26-year-old Cassie Johnson, and said they expect her to be booked into the Davis County Jail on felony child endangerment charges.

Authorities have not commented on the nature of the child endangerment.

Her children will stay with family members.

LAYTON CITY, Utah — Police in Layton are requesting the public’s help in locating a mother and her two children who are considered missing and endangered, and police believe the woman may have been heading to Salt Lake City.

According to a press release, officials are asking for help locating 26-year-old Cassie Johnson and her two children, 2-year-old Sophie Ferland and 10-month-old Cooper Johnson.

The woman was last seen walking toward a FrontRunner station in Layton with her two kids on Wednesday around 11 a.m. Police believe she was heading to Salt Lake City.

“Based on information received from the family, Layton City Police Department believes they are endangered. Please contact the Layton City Police Department with any information,” the press release stated.

The non emergency phone for Layton PD is (801) 497-8300.

Cassie Johnson is described as being a Caucasian female who stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has blonde hair with blue tips and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray zip up hoodie and carrying a black backpack.

Sophie Ferland is described as being a Caucasian female who stands 3-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 37 pounds. She has light brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink jacket.

Cooper Johnson is 2-feet tall and weighs 19 pounds. The 10-month-old has light brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark blue jack and blue shirt.