River Search for Missing Machesney Park Woman

MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- It's been five days since Katrina Smith was last seen. She went out shopping late Monday night and never returned home. Family members and police have been searching for her over the last few days and today they turned their search to the Rock River.

More than a dozen local fire departments were called to the area of Ventura Boulevard near Schoonmaker Park in Machesney Park. Boats with new sonar equipment were sent out looking for Smith.

Some of her belongings, including her car, cell phone and purse, were found in the area earlier this week. About 150 local volunteers were out searching at 10 a.m.

"Just trying to help the family in the efforts to just find is there anything out here that would help lead us to Katrina," said search volunteer Creig Day.

The search ended around 5:30 this evening. It's unclear whether or not crews will be back out searching tomorrow. If they are we'll have the details tomorrow night on the update at ten.


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