Elkhorn missing man Dexter Johnson found dead in pond

Dexter Johnson, who went missing in Elkhorn May 21, was found dead Thursday, May 25 in a retention pond, police said.

FOX6 News was there on Wednesday as loved ones and law enforcement searched for Johnson, 27.

His body was found around 11 a.m. Thursday near O'Connor and Lincoln.

Police said foul play is not suspected.

According to police, Johnson walked away from home and was last seen on camera at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday at Casey's gas station on the north side of Elkhorn. He was walking north. Attempts to ping Johnson's cellphone were unsuccessful. 

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His family said Johnson lived with autism and other disabilities requiring medication.

Dexter Johnson

Johnson's family shared this statement with FOX6 News on Thursday: "The family is devastated, as you can imagine. They want to thank everyone who has helped in finding Dexter! They really appreciate the love & support from the Elkhorn and surrounding communities, as well as the numerous volunteers! Please keep Dexter's family in your thoughts & prayers."