Police searching for missing, endangered man who walked away from rehab center wearing just one shoe

Johnie Ray Turner. Photo: SSLPD
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SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah, Nov. 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police in South Salt Lake are asking for help finding a missing, endangered man last seen at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

The man being sought is Johnie Ray Turner, who walked away from the Meadow Brook Rehabilitation Center, 2700 S. 433 East.

Turner 56, is Caucasian, 6 feet tall, and has an average build, the police statement says. He has gray hair and is missing some teeth.

When last seen, he was wearing a gray crewneck sweater, navy sweat pants, just one shoe, black, and a white plaid blanket, the statement says.

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“Johnie is non-verbal. He can speak, but his speech is very garbled and is not understandable, and he does have some mental issues,” the South Salt Lake Police statement says.

“Johnie Turner is considered Endangered Missing due to his speech disability, mental state and lack of proper clothing for the current weather conditions. If anyone has seen or knows the whereabouts of Johnie Turner please contact South Salt Lake Police Dispatch at 801-840-4000.”

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