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Aja Daniell Johnson Missing: Does New Video Show Mother's Killer, Child's Kidnapper?

(Oklahoma Highway Patrol)
(KOTV)
(Okla. State Bureau of Investigation)
OKLAHOMA CITY (CBS/AP) New surveillance images of missing 7-year-old Aja Johnson's alleged abductor, Lester Hobbs, could give investigators a better idea of when her mother, Tonya Hobbs, was killed and when little Aja was abducted.

Photo: Surveillance image of Lester and Tonya Hobbs one day before her body was found.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents say they have found surveillance video from a Lawson, Okla., Wal-Mart, , about 100 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, which shows Lester and Tonya Hobbs, entering the store at 5:15 pm on Saturday. It might be the last time Tonya Hobbs was seen alive.

Photo: AJa Daniell Johnson has been missing since Jan. 25.

The 37-year-old's body was found inside her RV late Sunday by concerned family members. Her daughter Aja Johnson was gone. A multi-state Amber Alert was issued for the little girl.

Police believe Lester Hobbs murdered his wife and stole Aja, who was not his biological daughter. Tonya Hobbs obtained a protective order against her husband last August. At the time, she wrote "My husband has threatened to hit my daughters in the head with a hammer and kill them."

Photo: Lester Hobb.

Authorities are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to Lester Hobbs' arrest and safe return of Aja Daniell Johnson. Lester Hobbs was last seen driving his wife's 1992 Toyota Paseo with the Oklahoma license plate number 577-BPW. The car has no hubcaps and has plastic covering the rear passenger window.

Lester Hobbs has several tattoos, including the letters "LOVE" stitched on the fingers of his left hand and "ROSE" on the fingers of his right hand.

Aja Johnson is 4 feet tall and weighs about 65 pounds. She has brown, shoulder length hair and brown eyes, officials said.

Police urge anyone with information in the case to call the Geronimo Police Department at this direct line, 580-355-1115.

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