Massive search underway 4 automotive writer who disappeared during test driveCBS news #CBS_NewsJune 10, 2019
Updated Jun 10, 2019 11:59 AM EDT
Johnson’s girlfriend says he had been on the road test-driving it for an assignment when he went missing Wednesday, reports CBS News’ Jericka Duncan.
Now, a team of 45 people, six dogs, two boats and a helicopter have been deployed to try and find him.
Jaclyn Trop says her boyfriend is known for being adventurous, but it’s completely out of character for him to disappear for this long.
The 44-year-old had been testing out a motorcycle for a story, and Trop says he did not text her for several hours.
The next day, he went from Las Vegas to Mammoth Mountain in California, and from there, on Tuesday, he headed to the Sonora Pass.
Trop says despite poor conditions, she believes Johnson made it over the pass by early Wednesday, the last time he was heard from.
“He texted a friend of his … to say that he was sitting in a creek at the rest stop, just enjoying himself,” Trop said.
Johnson’s bike was found by police Saturday parked at a rest stop in Calaveras County, California, at the foothills of the Sierra Mountain range.
Trop says she isn’t giving up hope, but as each day passes, it gets harder.