Updated: Oct 9
Chrissy of Shawneetown was last seen about 9PM on December 2, 2013 from her home in Rosiclare, Illinois. Her vehicle, also missing, was described as a Red 2011 SUV Ford Escape with Illinois license plate #1189917. She was reportedly heading to Shawneetown, and was never seen or heard from again.
Pings from her cell phone showed she was still in the area. The family hired private investigators to follow the cell phone pings. The family started a website in search for Chrissy, (bringchrissyhome.com) which is no longer active. They also began a Facebook Page named 'Hope for Chrissy'. There were many searches done by law enforcement, search and rescue teams, family, friends and volunteers from the community.
The family found messages of a conversation with Chrissy in which on Saturday, November 30, at 4:30 P.M., she allegedly reports to her friend that if Chrissy ever 'went missing', a certain individual was responsible. The family alleged that law enforcement didn't do anything. She disappeared 2 days later.
March 20, 2014
It wasn't until the family hired the nonprofit water search organization, Team Watters Soner Search & Recovery, when they located Chrissy's body almost four months later, inside her own vehicle in the Ohio River near Rosiclare in Hardin County. They located her body within 20 minutes in to the location. The vehicle was found about 25 feet off shore. Right where her mother knew she would be found. The Illinois State Police took over.
She had both her parents, siblings and a Marine son who was everything to her. Every reason to live. Every reason to love life. Her family knew right away that this was not accident.
The autopsy report was never made public. The family reported that there was no water in her lungs and no residue in her throat. The cause of death was ruled it a clinical drowning, Her organs were dry and there was nothing to indicate that she took a breath after she went in.
If you have any information on the disappearance, death or murder of Chrissy, please take the time to do the right thing. Please contact Hardin County Sheriff (618)-287-2271, the Gallatin County Sheriff (618)-269-3137 or the Illinois State Police (618)-382-1911 or (618)-382-4606
The Missing Persons Awareness Network NFP 501(c)3 has requested a copy of the full autopsy report from the County Coroner's office, the investigation case file from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office and the Illinois State Police.
Our deepest condolences to Chrissy's family, loved ones, friends and all those who knew and love her. It is an incredible heavy hole in our hearts when our loved ones die without cause, without answers and without justice. It has been so many years that we could not let this settle to silence any longer.
Chrissy was an amazing person who had a heart of gold and a smile that would captivate your heart. She never met a stranger and considered many a friend. At the time of her death she was a resident of Shawneetown, IL ; however, she lived 20 years in Eldorado, IL and was originally from Hardin County, IL. She was a wonderful mother and very proud of her only child, PVT Dustin H. Williams (USMC). He was her life and she couldn't wait to see him become on a Marine, unfortunately she never got to see it. She was a loving Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Niece and Friend. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather William “Dude” Lampert, of Cave-n-Rock, IL ; maternal grandmother Kathryn “Peggy” Oneal Harrelson of Ridgway, IL ; Maternal Grandfather John Krikie, of Ridgway; Uncle Jimmy Krikie, Sr of Ridgway; Great Uncle “Mugg” Lampert of Hardin County; Great Uncle William Oneal of Ridgway; Great Aunt and Uncle Jim Bob and Margie Oneal of Ridgway; Great Aunt Hazel Krikie Oneal of Ridgway; Great Aunt Geraldine Oneal of Ridgway; Cousin, Chelsea Potts of Eldorado; Great Aunt and Uncle Pos and Beulah Harrelson of Shawneetown; Great Aunt and Uncle Lillian and Harliss Johnson of Ridgway; Great Aunt and Uncle Pearl and Ken Evitt of FL; Great Aunt Beth Nelson of FL; cousin, Daryll Daymon; Great Uncle Glenn Kenreck , Randall Kenreck, and Jim Kenreck of Hardin County; Great Aunt Wanda Grace of AZ; Father-n-law Bill Williams of Eldorado; and Brother-n- Law David Williams of Eldorado. She is survived by her son, PVT Dustin H. Williams, of Eldorado; Father and Step-mother, Dennis and Carmen Lampert of Broughton; Mother, Mary Krikie Stone of Shawneetown; Sister and Brother-n-Law, Tami and Wes Jackson of Norris City; Step-Sister, Chris Ann and Rich Cox, of Ridgway; Loving Ex- Husband, Doug “Shag” Williams of Eldorado; Grandmother, Sally Kenreck Lampert Owen of Dale; Grandfather (101 years old) Carroll “Smokey” Harrelson and wife Joan of Carterville; Great Aunt and Uncle Ivan and Stella Lampert of Harrisburg; Great Aunt and Uncle Thetna and Bob Hughes of Cave-n- Rock; Great Aunt Marie Oneal of Ridgway; Great Uncle Ray Oneal of Ridgway; Mother-n-Law, Mildred Williams, of Eldorado; Sister-n-Law, Terri Williams of Equality; Brother-n-Law Patrick Williams of Eldorado; 4 nephews, Stetson Baker, Hunter Jackson (Harrisburg), Jacob Smith, and Levi Gabbard Williams; 6 nieces, Shelby Baker, Harley Jackson, Kathryn Brailey Jackson, Carrie Mae Smith, Rita Williams and Danielle Williams; Aunt and Uncle Carroll and Debbie Harrelson of Ridgway; Aunt and Uncle Hazel and Jerry Potts of Eldorado; Aunt and Uncle June and Darwyn Daymon of Cave-n-Rock; Cousins include: Amy Harrelson Young and family, Gary and Tonya Potts and family, Jerry Lee Potts and family, Greg Krikie and family, Jimmy Krikie and family, Shane and Darlene Winters and family, Jeff and Denise Jones and family, Desirae Daymon and family, Justin Daymon and family, Mark and Tiffany Golden and family, Jeff Golden and family, Cindy and Gary Roderick and family, Becky Steele Bradley and family, Lori Lampert Prince and family, Michelle Lampert and family, Deneen Lampert and Family, Mike Lampert and family, Marty Lampert and family, Cindy Madden and family, Rick and Barb Hunt and family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado at 11:00 AM with Dennis Robison officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the “Hope for Chrissy” fund and can be left at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent to the family at watsonfuneralhome.net