The Search For Shanna Peoples Continues Almost a Year Later

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

What prompted the search? New tips given to officers, something that gives her family hope.

“We really miss....really miss Shanna.” Shanna’s mother Windy Mckee said.

Windy McKee has been dealing with this void since her daughter disappeared September 8th 2011.

"She was last seen in the area of 303 n forest street here in Geneva. She may have been wearing blue denim capri pants and green tank top when she disappeared." Dale-Geneva District Attorney Kirke Adams said.

Searches in Florida and Alabama have turned up nothing. But new tips once again have spurred interest.

"Investigators in the case are using every technological and forensic avenue available to them as they continue to pursue this information. In fact new information prompted investigators to conduct searches this weekend." Adams said.

However because it's still an active investigation, authorities can’t release specifics on the tip.
But they do say she may have been wearing something unusual when she went missing.

"Shanna may have also been wearing one half of a lock and ring set." Adams said.

Police say even small information like this is useful in their investigation.

"Please if anybody knows anything I don’t care if it’s small big or whatever, if you don’t think it’s necessary to tell please." Mckee said.

Authorities say it was not unusual to see her around town.

"Shanna was known to walk and ride her bicycle in the community. She loved McDonalds and soft drinks and she would often ride to the Magnolia market on Magnolia Avenue or C and M groceries located on maple avenue in Geneva." Adams said.

So, it's possible you may have seen her and investigators say your assistance could help solve the case.

"We are asking the citizens of Geneva and surrounding communities to join us in the effort to bring her home." Adams said.

"If you have kids, please hold onto your kids and love them, tell them every night you love them.” Mckee said.

Something Shanna’s mother says, she doesn't have right now with her daughter.
Investigators say Shanna has a limited mental capacity, and they are still not sure if she was a victim of an accident or if she was harmed.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 24, 2012 at 02:23 PM
    If she could get out and ride her bicycle to Mc/Donalds and to the CM market her mental capacity was not that limited.Since she was 19 at the time she may have left with some one. Maybe if you look in the children and families food stamp program for her name and S.S. Number. Some one may be using her to get food stamps.
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