The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing community member. Donald “Do” Johnson was last seen on the afternoon ofFriday, February 9, 2018, in Kana:takon (St. Regis). Donald was believed to be wearing a dark green jacket and blue jeans.


Donald is 31 years old, approximate height of 5’2” and approximately 165 lbs. He has black hair worn short and has a dark complexion. He has a paralyzed left arm.


Police learned from the investigation that Donald was not the type to go anywhere for any length of time and would always return home each day. Donald did not tell anyone where he was going and has not been in contact with anyone since Friday.


The Akwesasne Mohawk Police encourages anyone with any information that could identify his whereabouts to contact police immediately.


“At this point, we do not believe that his disappearance is suspicious, but there is a great concern for us to confirm his safety,” said Detective Sergeant Kariwate Mitchell, who is overseeing the investigation.


“It is very unlike him to not be in touch with anyone” added Mitchell.


The Criminal Investigation Unit of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is also still looking for information into the investigation of Kenny Leaf who was reported missing onJanuary 22, 2018. Leaf, age 50 had not been seen by family members since the weekend of January 13, 2018. Police are seeking any persons who have not been spoken to by police and would have had contact with him on the weekend of January 14, 2018 to come forward.


Detective Sergeant Mitchell is hoping that someone with knowledge from direct communication with Leaf will step forward.


“We are looking for first-hand knowledge, whether you spoke to him in person, phone or social media and you haven’t spoken to the police yet, please contact us,” said Mitchell.

A search was conducted in the Snye Chanel and parts of the frozen St. Lawrence River by the Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department after this missing person report was filed. However, according to police investigation, there was no confirmed information that Leaf had fallen into the ice.


"Taking into consideration that it was a possibility for this time of year, the search and rescue team of our local Fire Department was performing due diligence and conducted a general search,” said Sergeant Mitchell. “We are looking at all possibilities. If you have any information and would prefer to remain anonymous, anyone can call Crime Stoppers and leave a small tip or detailed information,” added Mitchell.



The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service encourage anyone with any information that could assist in the on-going missing persons investigations to call and request to speak with an officer. Anyone with information related to these cases can call 613-575-2000.