Dorian Ford, 19, is charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly faking his own kidnapping to get $1,000 in ransom from his family. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Man Fakes Own Kidnapping To Take $1,000 From Family

A southwest suburban man who wanted to get money from his family staged his own kidnapping to demand $1,000 in ransom, according to police who later arrested him.


Tanya Shannon

Autopsy: No Trauma On Tanya Shannon’s Body

LaSalle County mother Tanya Shannon died of cold exposure, and her body did not have any signs of trauma, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

Tanya Shannon

Tanya Shannon’s Body Found In LaSalle County During Search

She vanished nearly a month ago following a car crash that killed her husband. But on Monday, Tanya Shannon’s body was found, in a field not far from the crash site.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2011

Tanya Shannon

Search To Resume For LaSalle County Woman

The search is set to resume for the 40-year-old Ransom, Ill., woman who disappeared in early December after a car crash killed her husband.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2011

Tanya Shannon

Search To Resume For Missing Illinois Mother

The search will resume Monday for a Ransom woman who went missing early last month after a car crash that killed her husband, authorities said Sunday.


Tanya Shannon

Police Hope To Resume Search For Tanya Shannon

Authorities in LaSalle County are hoping unseasonably warm weather coming up in the next couple of days will allow them to continue their search for 41-year-old Tanya Shannon.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2010

Dale And Tanya Shannon

Coroner: Dale Shannon’s Blood Alcohol 3 Times Legal Limit

It was almost two weeks ago when 40-year-old Tanya Shannon disappeared after a car accident in LaSalle County — an accident that killed her husband Dale.

WBBM Newsradio–12/16/2010

Tanya Shannon

Authorities Admit They’re Clueless In Missing Woman Case

No one has seen Tanya Shannon for almost two weeks. She vanished following a fatal crash near Ransom that killed her husband. Her footprints led away from their wrecked car. As CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports authorities admit they’re clueless.

CBS 2–12/15/2010

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Source: Body Found On West Side Is Kidnapping Victim

The body of a man kidnapped by four people Saturday afternoon on the Southwest Side was found Monday night in a West Side garage, sources said.


Tanya Shannon

Investigators Seek Answers In Missing Woman Case

The sheriff of LaSalle County says his investigators are talking to relatives, friends and acquaintances about what may have happened to 40-year-old Tanya Shannon.

WBBM Newsradio–12/09/2010

Dale And Tanya Shannon

UPDATED: Search For Missing Woman Growing Cold

Tanya Shannon has been gone for days now. But a ping from a missing cell phone gave investigators hope that technology might lead them to her. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.



Woman Who Survived Crash That Killed Husband Still Missing

Wearing a long red dress on a freezing night, she vanished after a car crash killed her husband. The search for a missing mom has taken a new turn. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.



Mystery Of Missing LaSalle County Woman Continues

It has been more than 48 hours since a LaSalle County woman mysteriously disappeared, and clues have yet to surface in the mystery.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2010


Wife Missing After Crash That Killed Husband

A car crashed in the middle of the night. One person was found dead. But another disappeared.



Wife Missing After Crash That Killed Husband

A car crashed in the middle of the night. A married couple returning home from a party. One person was found dead. But another disappeared. Authorities in LaSalle County are baffled.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2010