The Murder of L.J. Johnson

L. J. Johnson was found murdered on September 9, 1991 in Hickman, KY.

On September 9, 1991, L.J. Johnson was robbed and killed in his apartment in Hickman, KY. Johnson lived at the Hickman Manor apartments #17. Apparently the apartment was ransacked as if someone was looking for money or something specific. Johnson was beaten with a metal object and stabbed several times. There are possibly two suspects in this murder/robbery. Apparently Mr. Johnson kept a large sum of money in his apartment.

Post 1 Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the solving of the case to contact KSP Post 1 at (270) 856-3721 or they can email:

Investigating Post Contact Information

Kentucky State Police
POST 1, MAYFIELD (Graves Co.)
8366 US Hwy 45 North, Hickory, 42051
(270) 856-3721

Tips may be submitted anonymously through our Kentucky State Police Mobile App crime tip form.

However, if you need to report information that is of an emergency nature, please contact the Kentucky State Police toll free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or call your local police/sheriff department at 911.

Date: February 2, 2018