FORT WORTH, Texas - A woman who says claimed she heard screaming the night of a Fort Worth woman's disappearance alerted police to a new search area. Police, family and volunteers spent another day searching Typhenie Johnson.
The 20-year-old was last seen at an apartment complex in East Fort Worth Monday night with her ex-boyfriend, Chris Revill.
Johnson’s loved ones spent the day combing the woods behind the Station 3700 Apartments after getting a tip from Julie Midkiff. She says she heard screaming when she was sitting out on her balcony Monday night.
“I heard a scream, and then I heard a man's voice yelling,” she explained. “And then I heard a scream again. And then it stopped.”
Midkiff says she just thought it was a couple fighting and didn't think much of it until later in the week when she heard about Johnson’s disappearance just down the street. Her suspicions only grew when she noticed a broken fence near the woods behind her apartment.
“I was telling my roommate I gotta tell somebody because there's something wrong there,” she recalled.
Revill was arrested for kidnapping after police found Johnson’s cell phone, sock, and keys in the parking lot where the two were last seen talking together. Police believe foul play is involved.
About 200 law enforcement officers and volunteers spent Friday canvassing the wooded area near Trinity Boulevard and Highway 360. The place is near the apartment complex where Johnson and Revill were last seen together.
The effort by strangers, friends and police is not going unnoticed by Johnson’s family.
“It means everything, and it really makes the community come together,” said Asher, Johnson’s brother.
“And it makes me realize there actually is a community out here.
Another group also revisited Sandy Lane Park where police were first seen searching on Thursday. Police will only say they were searching the area because of its proximity to the Revill’s parents’ home where personal items belonging to Johnson were found.
Family and friends plan to continue searching on Saturday at 1.p.m. Johnson’s parents are also expected to make a public statement.
An arrest warrant affidavit released earlier this week described more evidence located at Revill's parents’ home. Investigators found “a bra with wire clasped on the back stretched out as if pulled apart, a ladies shirt, a smart watch with the clasp also broken." He has denied kidnapping her.
Family, friends and coworkers describe Johnson as a bright, upbeat person. Several of them were passing out fliers and going door to door looking for her. They were going to search the park behind Revill's mom’s house when they heard police were already there.
The arrest has proven startling and emotional for a Fort Worth family who has no connection to Johnson.
Three siblings say Revill was once involved with and fathered a child with their younger sister, 20-year-old Taalibah Islam who disappeared in 2006. They claim the circumstances around her disappearance are eerily similar to Johnson’s.
"It was the exact same story. She got in a car with somebody and left,” Hadiyah Islam explained through tears. “Almost 11 years later, the same thing is going on with someone else. It’s horrible.”
Police confirm there was a connection between Revill and the woman who disappeared 10 years ago and is still unaccounted for.
Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts or may have seen the Revill and his truck Monday night is urged to call the Fort Worth Police Department.