More Information Released on Missing Person Search Near Petersburg

By Benjamin Cox on December 11, 2022 at 9:14am

The Menard County Sheriff’s Office has released a description and some information about the circumstances relating to a person’s disappearance near Petersburg on Friday.

According to a press release, on Friday, a 76 year old white female was reported missing from Springfield. The missing female’s vehicle was located on the east edge of Petersburg near the Illinois Route 123 bridge, where Route 123 intersects with Second Street. A widespread search by multiple agencies then began involving both ground, water, and air search teams. As of Sunday morning, the missing person has not been located. No clothing description is available.

This is an ongoing and active investigation, and search efforts continue. The Menard County Sheriff’s Office and Petersburg Police are seeking information from anyone who may have been traveling in this area during the late night/early morning hours on Friday and observed a person matching this description walking in the area.

Anyone with information requested above is asked to please call 217-632-2273 and provide the information to the Menard County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center.

No further information is currently available.