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Police searching for missing Randolph Co. woman

CELINA, Ohio. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Police in Ohio are working with area law enforcement agencies to locate woman who has been missing since August 3.

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said officers are searching for 33-year-old Shawna Lynn Rue, whose last known address is 201 S. Walnut St., Union City, in Randolph County, Indiana.

Police say they received reports on August 8 from Rue’s sister, saying she had been missing since August 3. The sister said the last time anyone spoke to her was August 3, and that she may go by the name of Shawna Ressler, her married name.

Rue’s sister said she believes the last time she was seen was when she visited her husband who is incarcerated at the Mercer County Adult Detention facility from 6:40 – 7 p.m. on August 3.

Her husband, Steve Ressler, said he did visit with her that day, and said they talked about some issues that “did not make Shawna happy”.

Ressler gave an officer some locations that Shawna may have went to, but she was not found. Police said that later Saturday evening, Shawna dropped her children off at their grandmother’s house in Union City.

“At this point, I don’t believe Mercer County has jurisdiction,” stated Sheriff Grey, “it appears that she was fine when she dropped the children off, and that is her last known location at this time, which is not in Mercer County. We are continuing efforts to locate Shawna, however, we have obtained no new leads.”

Officers ask that anyone with any information on her whereabouts please contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at 419-586-7724.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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