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Posted on: January 8, 2018



Smithfield Foods has donated an additional $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the recovery of Keir Johnson and her daughter Chloe. Keir Johnson was employed by Smithfield Foods at the time of her disappearance.

In September, The Newport News Police Foundation generously announced that they would donate a $25,000 reward for reliable and new information that led to the recovery of Keir Johnson and her daughter Chloe.  At the time, President Joe Frank said, “we feel this is a very important cause and directly aligns with our mission.  It is our sincere hope that these funds will help in the investigation and bring answers to Keir and Chloe’s family.”  

“At Smithfield Foods, we consider our employees family and we have been deeply saddened by the disappearance of Keir Johnson and her daughter,” said Kenneth M. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods. “It is our hope that these additional funds will encourage someone to come forward with new information that will bring Ms. Johnson and her child home.”

The Newport News Police Department continues their investigation into the disappearance of Keir and Chloe Johnson. They were last seen on April 30, 2017 in the 1900 block of Hastings Drive in the City of Hampton. The vehicle Keir was operating, a 2013 black Kia Optima, was located in the City of Newport News on May 14, 2017, but Keir and Chloe have not been located.

Keir Johnson 35 years old, 4’11” tall and weighs 140 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. Her daughter, Chloe, one year old and also has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen with her mother.


About the Newport News Police Foundation.

The Newport News Police Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides support for efforts to enhance police and community relations, crime prevention and public safety through grant funding for specialized equipment, training, and cooperative community engagement programs. The Foundation and is administered right here in our community and is overseen by a volunteer board of directors. The Newport News Police Foundation is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the Newport News Police Department. All proceeds enhance and strengthen the services, organization, performance, competence, and professionalism of the police department. For more information, visit

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including SmithfieldⓇ, EckrichⓇ, Nathan's FamousⓇ, FarmlandⓇ, ArmourⓇ, Farmer JohnⓇ, KretschmarⓇ, John MorrellⓇ, Cook'sⓇ, GwaltneyⓇ, CarandoⓇ, MargheritaⓇ, Curly'sⓇ, Healthy OnesⓇ, MorlinyⓇ, KrakusⓇ and BerlinkiⓇ. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

This reward money is separate from any Crime Line reward and callers must identify themselves. Should you have information, please call (757) 354-7556 or email

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