Search May Resume for Missing Woman

Tanya Shannon went missing after crash that killed her husband earlier this month

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    Tanya Shannon of Ransom, Il. Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 • Updated at 9:45 PM CDT

    Temperatures are expected to rise this week, and with the defrost of sorts police said they might resume their search for a missing LaSalle County woman.
    Tanya Shannon disappeared earlier this month after a car crash in the middle of snow-covered fields.

    "We're preparing to get going if in fact the weather gives us a break," LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton told the Chicago Tribune.

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    [CHI] Woman Disappears After Husband Dies in Crash
    Authorities believe Tanya Shannon survived crash, wandered off.

    The investigation for Tanya Shannon, 40, was put on hold Dec. 8 after several days of searching amid freezing temperatures.

    Shannon was last seen riding home from a holiday party with her husband, 41-year-old Dale Shannon.  Police on patrol found the totaled car with Dale Shannon dead inside near Seneca, about 80-miles from Chicago, early that Sunday morning.

    Deputies responding to the crash found footprints in the snow leading away from the car and a single shoe they believe was Tanya Shannon's.

    A report from the coroner's office indicated that Dale Shannon was legally drunk behind the wheel.