Shanna had previously been living with a 40-year-old man, against her parent’s wishes, and they were happy when she decided to come back home and stay with them. Then on September 8, she went for a walk and never returned.
“The individual that she was living with at the house, he was at work, she was basically there by herself other than the second individual that came up and notified the parents that she wasn’t there. He came up and seen the door open and knew it was unusual and when he called for her and got not answer he thought that she had walked down to her parents who were living down the road so he goes down there and she’s not there, he knew that was very unusual, at that time they called us and said she was missing, ” says Lt. Ricky Morgan of the Geneva Police Department.
Shanna is considered vulnerable as she is mentally challenged and has the mental capacity of a 12-14 year old.
Shanna is very tall at 6 feet. She ways 120 pounds and has dark blonde straight hair and brown eyes. She takes medication and she does not talk much and has a speech impediment.
There is a $5,000 reward for information about her whereabouts.
If you know the whereabouts of Shanna, please call the Geneva police at 334-684-2777.
POSTER/BALLOON EVENT: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time: 10am -11am
Location: First Baptist Church
Address: 309 S Commerce St, Geneva, AL 36340
Refreshments will be served, as well. Her parents will be in attendance as will the family spokesperson, Tami Helms.
Shanna McKee Peoples, 19 is missing. She is considered at-risk due to her vulnerability as she is mentally challenged. Shanna went for a brief walk from her parent’s home in 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 exhibits a slight speech impediment. Shanna was last seen wearing white pants, a blue and green blouse, flip flops
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 cover the 4 to 5 mile radius near River Oaks Golf Course. Her family ask that the public please help look for Shanna. She could possibly be in Florida or any southern state. A Facebook Page has been created titled “Help Find Shanna Peoples”