Who Took Johnny
Directed by David Beilinson, Suki Hawley, Michael Galinsky
WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into an infamous thirty-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny's mother, Noreen, and her relentless quest for the truth about what happened on the tragic September morning in Des Moines when Johnny never returned from his paper route. Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny. Steeped in intrigue and conspiracy theories, WHO TOOK JOHNNY explores eyewitness accounts, compelling evidence, and emotional discoveries spanning three decades of the most spellbinding missing person's case in U.S. history.
WHO TOOK JOHNNY explores an infamous 30-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on Johnny's mother, Noreen, and her tireless quest for the truth. Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations, and a run-in with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny.
Cast: Noreen Gosch, John Walsh, John Gosch Sr.
I was 12 when news of Johnny Gosch's kidnapping hit my hometown two hours away from his in Iowa. It roc
It was fascinating to see where the foundation for Missing & Exploited Children started. Noreen is a strong and tenacious woman. The thing for me that is hard to grasp is her testimony of seeing her son at her door. After all the effort to find him, he is now at her doorstep, and she doesn't grab onto him and never let him go? Having 5 children myself, I am just not able to understand. She made no mention of physical contact such as even hugging him at the time. Was this a vision of some sort? It is the only thing I can imagine that would fit, as standing at the door talking the length of time she witnesses to, surely there would have been witnesses to support this event. Whether I understand or not, it is people like Doreen who change the world.