Written by by Staff Writer at CNN
Jeffery Lynn Johnson, a middle-aged man described as a former FBI agent, was found dead in his Austin apartment early Saturday, local police confirmed.
It appears he committed suicide, according to a police report, citing a preliminary investigation. The 61-year-old appeared to have hung himself in the ceiling of the apartment’s bathroom, the report states.
Johnson was well-known in law enforcement circles, including at the FBI and the Austin Police Department.
However, his life was plagued by problems for years, his former partner at the FBI told The Washington Post.
Johnson’s ex-partner at the FBI, Tracy Duggin, said that while working together as special agents in charge in Fort Worth in 2008, Johnson, who was a convicted felon, led a “rampage” through the local office, taking $200,000 in cash, shipping them back to his home state of California and taking another $200,000 in the Philippines.
She told The Post that after that event, Johnson’s ability to lead others and lead projects began to suffer.
“Everything that he did, it made a mess for everybody he was managing,” Duggin said.