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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Missing Shawneetown woman sent e-mail predicting disappearance

  • Hardin and Gallatin sheriff's deputies and Illinois State Police have been searching for a Shawneetown woman last seen Dec. 2 in Rosiclare.
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  • Hardin and Gallatin sheriff's deputies and Illinois State Police have been searching for a Shawneetown woman last seen Dec. 2 in Rosiclare.
    Chrisandra "Chrissy" Williams, 39, was last seen about 9 p.m. leaving a residence in Rosiclare, driving a red or maroon 2011 Ford Escape with the license plate 1189917.
    Williams' sister, Tami Jackson of Norris City told law enforcement that her sister sent an e-mail to one of her friends 4:30 a.m. Nov. 30 to the effect if Williams went missing that a certain person was to be blamed. Jackson learned about the prophetic e-mail Dec. 4.
    Jackson did not want to reveal the name of the person her sister named, but did say that she had given a screen shot of the e-mail to law enforcement and was told by Hardin County deputies that Illinois State Police had spoken to the named individual.
    Meanwhile an area-wide search continues for the missing woman.
    "We have had boats on the rivers, airplanes and ground searchers covering the area," Hardin County Sheriff's Dispatch Supervisor and wife of Sheriff J.T. Fricker Jessica Fricker said.
    Volunteers are continuing the search.
    "We are looking at cemeteries and deserted wooded areas today," said Jackson.
    "I hope that people who are familiar with the area, like deer hunters, will join the U.S. Forest Service, the county sheriff and the Illinois State Police in this search."
    Gallatin County Sheriff Shannon Bradley said his department has aided, though Shawneetown Police are in charge of the Gallatin end of the investigation.
    "We've scoured the roads," Bradley said.
    He said deputies have searched in the Pounds Hollow area and other rural areas where roads are adjacent to deep ravines with no luck. He is confident that deer hunters would have reported any vehicle that crashed into a ravine.
    Law enforcement have the capability of tracking electronic communication and financial transactions in the case of missing person investigations. If there is activity it can indicate a person is voluntarily missing, but there is no evidence of either.
    "My understanding is the cell phone has not been used and there has been no credit card usage," Bradley said.
    Her last credit card activity was Dec. 2.

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