Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Murder of Johnny Young Jr.

Johnny Young Jr. (38) was murdered inside his home in Summerville, South Carolina on April 6th, 2012. 

Shortly before his death, Johnny found out that his fiancé Tara Spann was pregnant. The two were reportedly excited about the baby, and they planned to get married soon. On the morning of his murder, Johnny and Tara went to a local ATM to withdraw gas money so Tara could drive to Manning. Tara then dropped Johnny back off at his house around 10:30 AM.

About an hour later, Tara's daughter Jontyrah Dobson, then 19, and her friend Reginald Edwards, then 20, went to Johnny's house to hang out. According to reports, they entered the house after their knocks went unanswered, and then stumbled upon a horrific scene: Johnny was dead on his kitchen floor, and it was clear he had been murdered.

Jontyrah and Reginald immediately called police and said they believed Johnny had been stabbed. When authorities arrived, they determined that Johnny had actually been shot three times in the chest. In the days that followed, investigators conducted interviews and searched for Johnny's killer, but they were unable to identify anyone as a suspect.

Early reports about the investigation state that Jontyrah's cell phone was seized by police, but it's unclear why or if anything of interest was found. To this day, no arrests have been made in the case. There have also been very few reports about the case in more recent years. 

Johnny's murder remains unsolved. If you have any information that could lead to his killer, please go here to submit an anonymous tip. 


  1. He was killed in Summerville South Carolina not Kentucky please email