Family, friends of Cody Johnson demand answers


KALISPELL, Mont. - Continuing coverage on a mystery in the Flathead -- family and friends are asking questions about what happened to 25-year-old Cody Lee Johnson. Johnson disappeared July 7 and his body was found five days later in Glacier National Park.

Since NBC Montana started to cover Johnson's death, we've received dozens of emails and messages from family and close friends. All claim to know bits and pieces of the story, but when we talk to investigators they're quick to explain the investigation isn't over.

We talked with Johnson's uncle, Tim Manning, who wouldn't comment much on the investigation. He doesn't want to jeopardize what the FBI is doing but said everything surrounding Cody's death is "fishy."

The creator of the @whoKilledCody Twitter account, who wishes to remain anonymous, reached out to NBC Montana as well. They tell us Cody was a good kid, and was in love with Jordan, his wife.

We have repeatedly reached out to Jordan Rutledge on Twitter but she has not responded to our requests. Her posts have changed from public to private.

Manning and his family just want to know more so they can finally gain some closure.

"I personally feel like its taking a little too long. Something needs to happen," said Manning. "It's going to take time. There are rumors out there and we want answers but we don't know what they are yet. Something happened. Nobody knows. That's where we want to get to."

The FBI tells us the investigation into Johnson's death is ongoing, with no new information at this time.