Body in Rural Field Is That Of Woman Missing For a Month
By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 3, 2011 10:10PM
Tanya and Dale Shannon (CBS/WBBM)
Officials called off the search when the first heavy snows impeded progress. They resumed the search with the recent thaw, and a helicopter for WBBM Channel 2 discovered the body in a field in unincorporated Brookfield township, wearing a red dress that Tanya Shannon was last seen wearing.
An autopsy will determine Tanya Shannon's cause of death. Dale Shannon allegedly had a blood alcohol level of .266 at the time of the crash, nearly three times the legal limit, according to the LaSalle County coroner.