Teresa Dianne Shannon

Above: Shannon, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 4, 1999 from Lugoff, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 28, 1950
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'9, 215 - 275 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Graying brown hair, green/blue eyes. Shannon's middle name may be spelled "Diane."
  • Medical Conditions: Shannon suffers from multiple sclerosis and requires medication to treat it. She left her medicine behind when she vanished. Shannon may also suffer from mental illness.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Shannon was last seen by a friend at the Western Sizzlin Steakhouse in Lugoff, South Carolina at about 2:30 p.m. on February 4, 1999. They had attended a meeting of Sistercare, a battered women's support group, and Shannon had dropped off her friend before leaving. She has never been heard from again. She was reported missing after she missed her mother's February 11 wedding.

    Foul play is suspected in Shannon's case. She was going through a contested divorce at the time of her disappearance and missed several court dates relating to it, as well as her mother's wedding, which is uncharacteristic of her. Shannon left all of her personal belongings, including her medication, behind at her home. There were no signs of a struggle at the residence, but no indication that she was planning to leave either. She did take her car, a burgundy two-door 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass with the South Carolina license plate number 605-CJY. It has never been located.

    Shannon's home in Kershaw County, South Carolina was destroyed by fire a year before she vanished. It was worth $90,000, but she never collected any insurance on it. Police are still investigating the fire and are unsure what, if anything, it has to do with her later disappearance. Shannon's husband was required to make $400 monthly alimony payments to her until 2003, four years after she vanished. He stated that prior to her disappearance, she had been hospitalized for mental illness. The Shannons have two sons, who were in their father's care in February 1999. Shannon's case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sumter County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Rino Kids Online
    The Item
    Sumter County Sheriff's Office
    The State
    The Doe Network


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 10, 2008; medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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