Body of Missing Illinois Woman Tanya Shannon Found in Field

Police in Illinois have found the body of a woman who disappeared from the scene of a December 5 car crash that killed her husband. 

Tanya Shannon, 40, apparently wandered off after her husband Dale Shannon crashed their car on Dec. 5. Her body was discovered Monday in an open field in Brookfield Township approximately three-quarters of a mile from the crash site, police said. 

An autopsy has been scheduled for later this week.

The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office had resumed its search Monday after suspending it until the recent snowmelt.

The search included people on the ground, about 15 people on horseback and a helicopter.

Shannon's family members told police they were very appreciative to everyone for their efforts to locate Tanya, and requested that their privacy be respected at this time.

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