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A search will resume Monday morning for a Peru woman missing south of La Salle. Authorities spent much of the weekend searching by land, air and in the Illinois River for the woman, whose identity has not been released by authorities. Sergeant Robert Frazier with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police tells WZOE First to Know News a woman has been missing since Friday afternoon. She was last spotted at around 4 pm when someone in an airplane took an aerial picture of the woman standing next to her white van just north of Shippingsport Bridge along Route 351 between La Salle and Oglesby. Someone had posted on Facebook that they hadn't seen a family member since 3 pm Friday. The person they were referring to is Nancy Greening of Peru. They said she was driving a white van. Frazier says someone who had seen the aerial photo notified the family who then went to District 17 State Police headquarters Saturday and said they wanted to know where the photo had been taken because they believed it to be their van. The Conservation Department was notified. The river had risen more, they searched by boat and found the van late Saturday afternoon but there was no sign of the woman. An IDOT helicopter was used to search the trees and woods but still no sign. Frazier says the DNR had three boats searching the water and they were joined by water rescue teams from Peru and Oglesby. An intense search was done in the area of the van with no success. Sunday morning, Frazier said the water level had gone down some from Saturday so they were hoping for better luck. That luck didn't happen and Sunday's search was suspended late in the afternoon.
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