Idaho Falls man still missing, last seen in Montana

Missing man Sterling Johnson of Bonneville County.

Deputies with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and family of missing man, Sterling Johnson, are still searching for him. The Sheriff's office now confirming a sighting of Johnson in the Butte, MT area.  

Deputies confirmed Mr. Johnson took a bus from Idaho Falls on October 30 to Butte. Mr. Johnson was sighted at a rescue mission.

He was then going to ride a bus from Butte to Portland, OR. 

Deputies confirmed Johnson never used his purchased ticket due to travel restrictions and returned to where it was purchased. 

He was seen wearing the gray sweatpants and blue or gray hoodie he was last seen wearing in the Idaho Falls area, but now also had what appeared to be a denim coat and bib overalls from services in the Butte areas.

Johnson was last seen on November 6.

At this time, Johnson’s whereabouts and welfare are still unknown and deputies have distributed his information to Law Enforcement in the region.

Again, Mr. Johnson was last seen in Butte, MT on -- or about -- November 6. It’s unknown whether or not he is still there, found another way to travel toward Portland, or is possibly traveling back to the Idaho Falls area. 

Johnson suffers from medical and mental health issues that require medication and it is believed he does not have the resources to maintain his normal course of treatment, putting him at serious medical related risk. 

Anyone with information on Mr. Johnson’s whereabouts are asked to contact their local Law Enforcement immediately, Bonneville County Dispatch at 208-529-1200, or Crimestoppers at 208-522-1983, online at , or the P3tips app on your mobile device.  


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