FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - Family members and close friends gathered at Options Academy in Fairfield Monday to remember 15-year-old Chelsea Johnson. Johnson was killed last April and her body was discovered near a creek about two miles from her apartment.
"It's still very hard. Every day when I get up, I cry. I cry when I go to bed," said Chelsea's grandmother, Donna Johnson. "I never thought I would out live a grandchild. Never. Chelsea was more like a daughter than a granddaughter."
No one has been charged in connection with Chelsea's death but a man who police say is linked to her was sentenced to prison last month. The day before she went missing last April, 24-year-old George Davis offered heroin to her in exchange for sex. "That baby was 15 years old. I don't care what my granddaughter did," said Phil Johnson. "There's nothing my granddaughter could have (done) to warrant somebody brutally murdering her."
Six months of grief and unanswered questions is taking its toll on the Johnson family. Yet they continue to pray for peace of mind, and at some point closure. "Whoever did this, you know it's eating them up," said Chelsea's mother, Vicky Fible. "She was a baby. (I'll) never get to see her drive, never get to see her go to prom. And I just hope its eating at them and then they'll go tell. Or whoever knows something will go to the police."
A second teenager was found shot to death in August near the same creek where Johnson's body was located. As in the Johnson case, no one has been charged in connection with the death of 19-year-old Joseph Oakley.