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GENEVA CO., AL (WSFA) -
Over the weekend, members of the Geneva Police
Department, Geneva County Sheriff's Department, Dale County Sheriff's
Department, Houston County Sheriff's Department, Holmes County Florida
Sheriff's Department, FBI and ABI with assistance from Southwest Panhandle
Search and Rescue conducted searches of several locations. These searches were conducted as part of the
investigation into the disappearance of Shanna Peoples, and they were carried
out in both Alabama and Florida. This is
an active investigation that began when Shanna disappeared September 8,
2011. Investigators in the case are
using every technological and forensic avenue available to them as they
continue to pursue new information. In fact, new information prompted
investigators to conduct searches this past weekend.
As you will remember, Shanna went missing on Thursday,
September 8, 2011, around 3:30 p.m.
Shanna was last seen in the area of 303 North Morris Street, in Geneva,
Alabama. Investigators believe Shanna
may have been wearing blue denim Capri pants and a green tank top when she
disappeared. Shanna has a limited mental
capacity, and investigators are not sure if she was the victim of an accident
or if she was harmed by someone.
Shanna was known to walk and ride her bicycle in the
community. She loved McDonald's and soft
drinks, and she would often ride or walk to either Magnolia Market located on
Magnolia Avenue in Geneva or C & M Grocery located on Maple Avenue in
Geneva. Shanna may have also been
wearing one-half of a locking ring set.
A photograph of one half of the ring is on display now.
I would like to conclude by saying that Geneva is a
cohesive and caring community, and we know that everyone wants to bring Shanna
home. She is a beloved member of this
community, and we are asking the citizens of Geneva and the surrounding
communities to join us in the effort to bring Shanna home. Investigators believe that success in this
case will come from a joint effort between the citizens in the community and
the law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation. Investigators would also like to thank the
public for the information they have provided thus far and encourage them to
continue providing leads and information.
Investigators in the case believe that there are individuals who have
information regarding Shanna's disappearance, and these individuals are
strongly encouraged to report that information no matter how insignificant they
believe it is. Please allow the investigators
to determine how important or relevant the information may be.
This case has been -- is -- and will remain a priority
for local, county, state, and federal law enforcement. The investigators remain hopeful for a
Courtesy of the Geneva County District Attorney's Office