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Missing Casey Johnston's Car Found; Body Found; NWS Reports 9 Tornados; Man Shot During ATM Robbery
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/01/21 5:17 pm | updated: 08/01/21 5:17 pm
 
Authorities have made a break in the case of a missing Bucks County woman. 26-year-old Cassandra 'Casey' Johnston's vehicle was found in a wooded area just off of Woodhaven Road (Rt. 63) at the exit to Rt. 1 North in Northeast Philadelphia. Officials have not disclosed what led them to this location. Johnston was last seen leaving a friend's house on Saturday morning, 7/10, around 5:30 a.m. near 12th and Vine in Philadelphia's Chinatown. Her silver 2016 Ford Focus was captured on traffic cam a few minutes later approaching I-95. She never made it home to Lower Bucks County. Casey is still missing. If you have any information, call Lower Southampton police by calling 215-357-1235 ext 339.

UPDATE: A body has also been found in the same area as the car. It is believed to be Casey Johnston. Police are investigating near Townsend and Southampton Roads, about a half mile from the car. A preliminary investigation indicates a car crash.

"I feel pretty comfortable that it is her," said Lower Southampton Township Police Chief Ted Krimmel

SEE ALSO: Body Matching Missing Casey Johnston's Description Found Near Her Car in NE Philadelphia


SEE ALSO: Missing 26yo Casey Johnston
SEE ALSO: Search for Missing Casey Johnston Continues

The National Weather Service Mount Holly/Philadelphia has now confirmed that 9 tornados touched down during last Thursday's outbreak. The storms ranged from Lehigh County in Pennsylvania all the way to the New Jersey shore. The most powerful tornado was an EF-3 with 140 mph winds that struck the Trevose/Bensalem area. The Faulkner car dealership bore the brunt on the impact. Cars were flipped over in the lot and the roof was torn off. Six people had minor injuries. The Penn Valley Mobile Home Park behind the dealership suffered major damage. See the detailed damage survey link below.

1) Bucks County, PA (Bensalem/Trevose area): EF-3 winds 140 mph.
2) Ocean County, NJ (Cedar Bridge/Barnegat Township): EF-1 winds 100-105 mph
3) Ocean County, NJ (Waretown to Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island): EF-2 winds 115 mph
4) Bucks County, PA (Plumstead Twp area): EF-1 winds 90 mph
5) Bucks County, PA (New Hope/Washington Crossing area): EF-2 winds 115 mph
6) Northeast Philadelphia, PA: EF-0 winds 60-80 mph
7) Mercer County, NJ (Windsor area): EF-1 105 mph
8) Lehigh County, PA (Slatington area): EF-0 85 mph
9) Lehigh County, PA (Weisenberg area): EF-1 90 mph

SEE ALSO: NWS Damage Surveys for 07/29/2021 Tornado Event - Update #3

A man was shot and injured during attempted robbery at an ATM in Northeast Philadelphia early Sunday morning, 8/1. It happened around 3 a.m. inside the Express Food Mart on the 6300 block of Frankford Avenue in Mayfair. A 25-year-old man was getting money from the machine when the suspect demanded cash. The victim refused to hand over the money. The suspect then shot the man in the leg and fled. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. No arrests have been made.

 
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