[Updated at 3:38 p.m. ET] Illinois authorities believe they have found the body of a woman who walked away from the December car crash that killed her husband.
A television news helicopter Monday morning spotted a body in a soybean field about a mile south of the remote site where Dale Shannon and his wife, Tanya, crashed on December 5 on the way home from a Christmas party.
Aerial footage from the search site Monday appeared to show a body in a field wearing red clothing. Tanya Shannon wore a red dress to the party.
The discovery came just as searchers on horseback and helicopters were about to begin a renewed search for the woman, according to LaSalle County, Illinois, Sheriff Tom Templeton.
Although police have not done dental or fingerprint tests to conclusively determine the body is that of Shannon, Templeton said investigators are "well convinced" it is.FULL STORY