Search for missing woman expands

2014-01-03T10:00:00Z 2014-01-18T23:56:34Z Search for missing woman expands The Southern
January 03, 2014 10:00 am

The largest ground search yet in the month-long disappearance of a Shawneetown woman is planned for Saturday, the missing woman’s sister said.

Tami Jackson does not know how many people are expected to volunteer for the search for her sister, Chrisandra “Chrissy” Williams, who is believed to have been last seen Dec. 2 leaving a home in Rosiclare.

But by utilizing a non-profit search group from Madisonville, Ky., to organize the search, Jackson is hopeful more territory can be covered. The group is Jodi Powers Search and Rescue Technologies.

Much of the area that has been and will be searched is in the Shawnee National Forest along roadways from Rosiclare.

Local authorities, including the U.S. Coast Guard, have also been looking, but Jackson said only access points along the Mississippi River have been searched. More searches in the river are anticipated, Jackson said.

Jackson said she believes her 39-year-old sister is still in the area, but that bad weather has curtailed efforts to find her or her vehicle.

Other than two brief trips, “she’s never left this area,” Jackson said. “She’s never gone without talking to a friend or a family member for more than three or four days. Someone has always heard from her.”

Williams was living with her mother in Shawneetown at the time of her disappearance.

Williams is described as being 5-foot-1 and 120 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on each foot and one on her lower back.

Her vehicle was a dark red 2011 Ford Escape with an Illinois license plate number of 1189917.

Although Jackson does not know why Williams went missing, she and other relatives picketed the Shawneetown Police Department on Wednesday claiming authorities did not respond to her complaint of threats against her days before she disappeared.

Shawneetown Police Chief Bob Boon took exception with the family’s claim. He said he had no knowledge of Williams coming to the department before she went missing.

“We’ve arrested more people for domestic in this town than the rest of the county,” Boon said. One of those arrests was in May of a man Williams used to date, but she later asked for charges to be dropped.

He said his department has been looking for Williams daily.

Police have questioned the person who allegedly made the threat as well as those who might have last seen her, Jackson said.

njmariano7@gmail.com

618-499-4597

Copyright 2015 The Southern. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

No Comments Posted.

Add Comment
You must Login to comment.

Click here to get an account it's free and quick

Rauner wants compromise by Sunday

Rauner wants compromise by Sunday

SPRINGFIELD — Hoping to salvage some of his business-friendly agenda, Gov. Bruce Rauner said he wants to strike a deal with Democrats on issue… Updated: 5:17 pm

21 minutes ago Related (0)

1st positive test for West Nile virus in Illinois in 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The state Department of Public Health reported the first positive test for West Nile virus this year has been reported in a batc… New

31 minutes ago(0)
Rauner: No special session if deadline for budget missed

Rauner: No special session if deadline for budget missed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday. Updated: 5:09 pm

3 hours ago(0)
'Clean energy' bills take back seat to Illinois budget

'Clean energy' bills take back seat to Illinois budget

SPRINGFIELD — Measures advertised as promoting "clean energy" in Illinois — including a plan pushed by power-producing giant Exelon Corp. — ha… Updated: 5:06 pm

3 hours ago Photos

Photos

Related (0)

Rauner, leaders negotiating, but no budget deal this session

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois legislative leaders say they're still open to negotiating with Gov. Bruce Rauner over the 2016 budget and Rauner's pro-… Updated: 5:09 pm

3 hours ago Related (0)

Updated: SIUE says worker killed repaving campus road

EDWARDSVILLE — A construction worker killed while repaving a road on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been identifi… Updated: 1:28 pm

4 hours ago Related (0)

Carbondale man sentenced to eight years for heroin distribution

A Carbondale man was sentenced Tuesday in Jackson County court to eight years in prison for distributing heroin, according to a release from t… Updated: 1:29 pm

5 hours ago Related (0)
Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct

Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct

CHICAGO — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5…

6 hours ago Related (0)
Legislature could give final OK to parts of 2016 budget

Legislature could give final OK to parts of 2016 budget

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Legislature could give final approval to parts of a $36.3 billion budget as lawmakers head toward the end of their … Updated: 5:10 pm

7 hours ago Related (0)

24th annual Grace Race kicks off June 5

The 24th annual Grace Race 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Carbondale’s Grace United Met…

8 hours ago(0)
Activate subscription button gif
Follow the Southern Illinoisan

Pinboard