Search May Resume for Missing Woman

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

By Courtney O'Callaghan
|  Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 PM CDT
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Woman Disappears After Husband Dies in Crash

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Tanya Shannon of Ransom, Il.

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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.

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.

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