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Website established for missing special needs teen
LostNMissing Inc has established a website for missing Shanna Peoples, 19, of Geneva, Alabama
By: Karen Ranoni
Elvis explains, "It is very hard in not knowing if my child is safe, well fed and not being abused. All we need is to know where she is, with whom and why they will not let her call home?" Elvis strongly believes that someone, or multiple people, may have talked Shanna into going somewhere and never brought their special needs daughter home. Windy McKee, Shanna's mom, said "All one would have to ask is if she wanted to go to McDonalds and she would have went. Especially if she recognized the person or if they were a mere acquaintance."
Shanna Genelle Peoples, aka McKee, 19, is missing from Geneva, Alabama since September 08, 2011. She is considered at-risk due to her vulnerability as she is developmentally challenged. Shanna has a speech impediment and cannot read nor write well. She may be under the influence of adult males in their late 40's.
Shanna was reportedly last seen on the afternoon of Sept. 8, 2011 and never returned. Fears exist for her safety as she would never just disappear on her own. Shanna must take needed medication for medical purposes. She does not talk much and is childlike.
Land and air searches have been conducted by the police, Alabama Bureau of Investigation as well as many volunteers. The Geneva police departments along with half a dozen other agencies are utilizing their resources to help look for Shanna.
Her normally long blonde hair may be colored, cut or style changed. She is not hard to miss as she is six-feet tall and thin. Her family ask that the public please help look for Shanna. Both her mother and father have health problems and are extremely stressed since she went missing. On the day she went missing, her father was in the hospital for a heart condition and checked himself out to look for his daughter. He has been back to the hospital twice since her missing status.
Please help this family bring home their loved daughter. The website www.findshanna.com also has a link for public donations towards helping to build the reward fund managed by the family. "At present the state of Alabama has contributed $5,000 towards information leading to the safe return of Shanna." says Cynthia Caron, President and Founder of LostNMissing Inc. "As a mother of a special needs young adult son, my heart aches in just knowing how easily our vulnerable can be taken advantage of. We will do all possible to bring Shanna home to her family." says Caron. "A call was returned from the Dr. Phil Show, to Windy, and we hope to connect soon as this family needs more national attention." explains Caron. "Shanna could be anywhere in the USA by now. We need everyone to look twice at young girls who stand six feet tall." Caron states.
Taken from her website, ABOUT SHANNA:
Shanna loves pizza, hamburgers and macaroni and cheese. She loves to eat raw onions and carrots. Shanna loves candy! Especially sour worms! She almost always drinks Coca-Cola or Pepsi.
She likes wearing skirts and casual clothes. She loves flip flops. Shanna is afraid of the dark and of lightning and storms. Her favorite music is Lady Antebellum, and her favorite song is "On the Wings of Love" by Jeffrey Osbourne.
Shanna loves going to the movies and riding her bikes. Shanna has huge dimples and loves all people, although is still rather shy.
If seen, or tips, please contact the Geneva Police Department, Lt. Ricky Morgan at (334) 684-2777, or call 9-1-1.
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LostNMissing, Inc. is a state and federally recognized 501c(3) Non-Profit to assist the families of missing. All missing are verified and we work with law enforcement. We never charge a fee. Tax deductible donations can be made at www.lostnmissing.com.