The Radabaugh family is feeling new pain.
A bench their family created to honor their son was reported stolen Monday.
The Radabaugh ‘s love their son, Johnny. He turned 50 this month. The thing is, he has been missing for more than a year.
Nobody has seen or heard from him since. So, they built a memorial bench and put it in the grass in their neighborhood. But, somebody stole that bench recently. Now, his family is upset, and they along with investigators, are asking for your help to find it.
February 2014. That was the last time John Radabaugh saw his son, Johnny, outside of pictures John showed to Fox 35’s David Williams.
John Radabaugh, Johnny’s father said “Well, it’s been rough. I’m hoping and praying to find him alive.”
Find him alive is what scores of people tried to do when they searched for him.
He said his son has the mental capacity of a child and wandered off last year.
John Radabaugh explained “We had a posters up and they had a command post down at Moss Bluff Church.”
In Johnny’s honor, a family member built an iron “Spiderman” bench for neighborhood kids to sit on.
“You don’t never forget somebody you love,” John Radabaugh said earnestly.
But, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s office report, the bench was reported stolen Monday.
John Radabaugh said “It’s kinda sad, yeah.”
The Sheriff’s Office is on the case.
Lauren Lettelier, with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office told Fox 35’s David Williams “We are doing everything possible we can, not only to brig Johnny home, but to bring this bench home. This memorial for him.”
While John keeps hope alive about his son and that bench.
John Radabaugh said “I would hope they would have enough decency to bring it back.”
If you’ve seen the bench, call MCSO or 911.