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Illinois man dies in crash; wife leaves car, vanishes
CNN ^ | 12/07/10 | CNN wire staff

Posted on 12/08/2010 3:35:04 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

An Illinois woman walked away from a car crash that killed her husband, authorities believe, but they have found no trace of her other than footprints in the snow leading to a road.

A search was in its third day Tuesday for Tanya Shannon, 40, of Ransom, Illinois...Tanya Shannon is described as being 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 125 pounds, with shoulder-length strawberry-blond hair and green eyes

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: mystery
Apparently she walked away from a deadly car accident, reached the road, may have been picked up, yet no one reported finding her. Weird. "Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me..."
1 posted on 12/08/2010 3:35:11 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
I read the whole article.

It sounds like "Ted Kennedy Chappaquiddick" syndrome.

They were at a Christmas party, witnesses said they were dancing and having a ferociously good time, and she was the driver.

2 posted on 12/08/2010 3:44:39 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Creepy.

Those poor kids.....:(


3 posted on 12/08/2010 3:45:39 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: SkyPilot

?

“Her brother was sober, she told the newspaper, and was driving his wife’s car.

About 1:45 a.m. Sunday, a deputy on patrol in a rural area of Brookfield Township found a one-car traffic accident, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “The deputy found a male occupant of the vehicle in the driver’s seat deceased,”


4 posted on 12/08/2010 3:47:51 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Aliens?


5 posted on 12/08/2010 3:53:02 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
so sad. But there's something very odd about this.
6 posted on 12/08/2010 3:54:32 AM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I suspect the wife wandered off in shock. It’s not unusual after an accident.


7 posted on 12/08/2010 3:57:37 AM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
You dumb saps! Can't you connect the dots?

Contrail,...Sharpton goes after Rush,...Assange arrested,...Bernanke prints more fake money,...strange lights over Atlanta. Don't you see? Don't you understand? She's with 'THEM'................................

8 posted on 12/08/2010 4:11:19 AM PST by Doc Savage (Stay Thirsty My Friend!!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
"Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me..."

"The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality"

Emily Dickinson. I memorized that poem for a speech class thirty years ago.

9 posted on 12/08/2010 4:12:13 AM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: BigCinBigD

I worry that a “bad Samaritan” picked her up.

I used to go rescue salamanders and frogs trying to cross the mountain top road during their late February/early March mating season because drivers just blithely smashed them but it only took one creepy guy stopping to “help” to drive it home that I was alone, in the dark and defenseless.

I could have “vanished” here in these mountains and nobody would have ever found my remains.

[and I don’t even live in a “bad area” but that doesn’t mean bad people can’t just happen by, sometimes]


10 posted on 12/08/2010 4:13:49 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Did she have a cellphone?


11 posted on 12/08/2010 4:19:58 AM PST by bonfire
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

http://www.wgntv.com/news/chi-1207-car-crash-graphic,0,4406947.graphic

According to this graphic, they weren’t going home, they are well past their home. They’re 4 or 5 miles past their house. AAnyone familiar with the area?


12 posted on 12/08/2010 4:20:18 AM PST by blueheron2 (Donate to Sarahpac)
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To: Salamander

I agree with your assessment. She may have waved down a vehicle - or perhaps it was a case of road rage gone horribly wrong and the other party realized she was a witness.


13 posted on 12/08/2010 4:20:23 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: raybbr; 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
This is why I love FR. Where else could one find a thread that begins with a mysterious solo car accident in the middle of night and a missing passenger, leading to aliens, conspiracy theory, Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick, all neatly tied together with a quote from Emily Dickinson.
14 posted on 12/08/2010 4:27:42 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Salamander
Evil never sleeps and it never stops. And it doesn’t need the dark of night or a deserted road. It's quite happy in a smiling face or a crowed store.
15 posted on 12/08/2010 4:30:43 AM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: bonfire

Article says the police have her cell phone. It also mentions she wore glasses. I can’t imagine her going through a crash that breaks the back of the seat, and her glasses stay on. Most likely she went for help, dazed and dim-sighted.
It has an eerie note of destiny to it, though. Like she walked away from Death; so Death had to send a car to take her another way.


16 posted on 12/08/2010 4:32:49 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Grammar police off-duty. But I saw what you did.)
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To: BigCinBigD

Break Down (1997) with Kurt Russell - one creepy movie - but really gives you idea of how evil minds are, the level of jealousy, envy, greed that most can’t comprehend


17 posted on 12/08/2010 4:38:55 AM PST by Esther Ruth
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
I believe the most likely theory so far was offered in the comments section of the original article.

Husband dies in accident in remote area, the intoxicated and possibly injured wife tries to round up some help. She doesn't happen upon anyone, collapses at the side of the road from the cold/injuries, and a snow plow comes along and unfortunately doesn't see her body, which is already probably covered with some snow. It plows even more snow over her body. She's buried in snow, I bet.

18 posted on 12/08/2010 4:39:24 AM PST by Bird Jenkins
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To: kitkat
I suspect the wife wandered off in shock.

At first I thought there might have been something nefarious going on. She probably did wander off and unfortunately may have expired. If she were alive she'd probably have turned up by now.

19 posted on 12/08/2010 4:40:23 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: sodpoodle

OMG...I didn’t even consider the latter scenario.

I’m praying for her safe return but don’t feel a whole lot of hope....:(


20 posted on 12/08/2010 4:41:26 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: blueheron2

Can’t imagine why the detour but that nearby body of water is disconcerting.


21 posted on 12/08/2010 4:43:10 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: PowderMonkey

Jim should change the name from Free Republic to Free Association, maybe?....:)


22 posted on 12/08/2010 4:44:31 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: BigCinBigD

Yeah.
For sure, that.

I had my first experience of 24/7 sunny, grinning evil when I was 10, myself.


23 posted on 12/08/2010 4:49:18 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: PowderMonkey

“This is why I love FR.”

Yes, you are right!


24 posted on 12/08/2010 4:50:05 AM PST by jocon307
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Go YouTube “Fire Of Unknown Origin” by Blue Oyster Cult.

[now the thread has more cowbell...it is complete]


25 posted on 12/08/2010 4:51:07 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Esther Ruth

Will check that out...thanks.


26 posted on 12/08/2010 4:51:41 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: BigCinBigD
Evil never sleeps and it never stops. And it doesn’t need the dark of night or a deserted road. It's quite happy in a smiling face or a crowed store.

Quoth the raven, "Never more"...

27 posted on 12/08/2010 4:55:49 AM PST by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

If you’re gonna toss Poe on the pile, I’m chucking in The Doors:

There’s a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride
Sweet memory will die
Killer on the road, yeah


28 posted on 12/08/2010 5:02:16 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Salamander

Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang
Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang...
Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang
Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang


29 posted on 12/08/2010 5:11:16 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58
Walla walla, bing bang...

"Walla walla". Australian Aboriginal chant? "Bing bang". Play on the words "big bang". Aborigines are one of the oldest tribes on the planet. Big bang. That's really old. It's all very connected.

lot o' people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch o' unconnected incidents 'n things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice o' coincidence that lays on top o' everything. Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.
(Repo Man - 1984)

30 posted on 12/08/2010 5:24:49 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Graybeard58

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJznF8fHlSw


31 posted on 12/08/2010 5:41:50 AM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Salamander

Cute.

I hadn’t seen that before, I’ll show it to my g/kids.


32 posted on 12/08/2010 5:48:55 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: Bird Jenkins
She's buried in snow, I bet.

I'm in this neck of the woods. We have about two inches of snow on the ground with no big drifts along the side of the road. The news says the sheriff called off the search today. It's been about ten degrees for the last three days. The couple had three kids. It's a sad situation.
33 posted on 12/08/2010 5:49:09 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
...5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 125 pounds...

Anybody check the dead husband's body cavities?

Depending on the severity of the impact...well, nuff said...

34 posted on 12/08/2010 6:02:40 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: Doc Savage

**Beep**
“Doc, this is George at Coast to Coast radio calling. Please give me a call. I want to book you for the show tonight.
**Beep**


35 posted on 12/08/2010 6:04:06 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Salamander

I think that may be what happened too. If so it makes a very sad situation so much worse.


36 posted on 12/08/2010 6:13:48 AM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Carpe diem?


37 posted on 12/08/2010 6:54:55 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: blueheron2

I live about thirty miles north of the accident site. Saturday night’s conditions were not good—patchy visibility and extremely slick. (My son did a 180 at 40 mph at midnight.) The news accounts of the accident are VERY confused—one story states that the car was going BACKWARDS when it hit the pole and that both front seats were broken and lying back. Very strange, if true.


38 posted on 12/08/2010 7:21:07 AM PST by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: AD from SpringBay

I am from this area too and we ended up with about seven inches of snow during the snow event. Of course we are north of you.


39 posted on 12/08/2010 7:29:21 AM PST by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: blueheron2

The map really makes me wonder whether it wasn’t a carjacking. On a night with poor driving conditions, I’d expect parents of young children to drive directly home rather than drive several miles out of their way. If hubby were driving under some kind of threat, he might deliberately crash the car out of desperation. If the assailant and wife survived, he continued with his assault. Do we know whether there was clearly only one set of footprints? Sad situation.


40 posted on 12/08/2010 7:43:04 AM PST by Think free or die
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To: BigCinBigD

Could be a head injury with amnesia...


41 posted on 12/08/2010 8:03:11 AM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny; All
WOW! Lots of supposing going on here.
The simplest answer is usually correct.
Strange things do happen.

The puzzling part is their driving on past their home. Could have been they were arguing and didn't want to take it into the house: so they were driving on a bit while they talked or argued. Confusion ... two versions of who was driving. The person in the drivers seat is pretty conclusive, huh?

The mind loves a mystery. Ever notice that?

42 posted on 12/08/2010 10:59:12 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Salamander
Take a long holiday

I've mangled that line for over 40 years.

43 posted on 12/08/2010 11:39:15 AM PST by jimt
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To: jimt

Into what, if I may ask?.....:))

[You’ll probably enjoy this website http://www.kissthisguy.com/ It’s pretty funny]


44 posted on 12/08/2010 2:17:34 PM PST by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: geologist
***The mind loves a mystery. Ever notice that?***

A well written mystery is the best kind of reading, but 2nd to Louis L'Amour westerns...

Your right the mind loves a mystery and also loves to fill in the details that are not known...

45 posted on 12/09/2010 5:59:20 AM PST by goat granny
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Is there an update or resolving of this vanished woman?


46 posted on 12/10/2010 9:29:34 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: geologist

I’ll keep checking for updates but as of today, 12-10, no further news.


47 posted on 12/10/2010 10:02:35 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Grammar police off-duty. But I saw what you did.)
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To: raybbr
Emily Dickinson. I memorized that poem for a speech class thirty years ago.

You can sing many or most of her poems to the tune of The Yellow Rose of Texas.

48 posted on 12/10/2010 10:07:49 AM PST by r9etb
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