Found and Lost

An FBI search ends in tragedy

When a twin-engine Cessna lost power and crashed in Montgomery, Ohio, last week, four FBI agents and a retired policeman were killed, the largest single-day loss of FBI agents. But the revelation that the sixth passenger, Carl Johnson, had been declared legally dead just weeks before the crash put a bizarre twist on the disaster.

Johnson, 48, had been missing since 1975, when he was accused of embezzling $614,851 from a Chicago bank where he worked. Johnson's wife Lois had him declared legally dead by a court last Nov. 4. But Johnson was far from dead; he...