Family scared for missing loved one’s life

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The family of an Oklahoma City woman said she simply vanished. They say 22-year-old Marlena Johnson got on a bus in Oklahoma City to travel to Ardmore.

Now, she's nowhere to be found and her family said her cell phone has been taken over by someone else who is sending them threatening messages.

"They tell me stuff like, 'She's bloody and she's not ever gonna get away and ya'll aren't going see her again,'" Johnson's cousin, DeShayla Wrenn, said.

Johnson's family hasn't seen her in days.

Their only lifeline to her was her cell phone.

Her phone has been taken over and nobody knows who's on the other end.

"They're saying that this was not her phone that this is Primo's phone, whoever that is, and that she sold her phone," Johnsons aunt, Ladonna Wrenn, said. "They pick up the phone but they won't say anything. You can hear background noises but you won't hear anything."

It now goes to voicemail.

Johnson's family said most of the time after they call her number they get a text and they got one during their interview with News Channel 4.

The text read, "That's why your cousin got snatched off a bus to her family. Hahaha. Damn traveling a** b****. Never seeing that b**** again."

Johnson's family said they're not for certain who has her but whoever has her phone sent a text to her family members stating she has "been sold on the market."

"Not knowing, that's the hardest part," Ladonna Wrenn said. "I just really want to stay positive and pray that she comes home," DeShayla Wrenn said.

Johnson's family believes she was last seen in Kansas City, Missouri.

If you know anything about this case, contact police.

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