February 24, 2024
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Case involving missing Ottawa woman, Tina Donovan, remains open

Police ask anyone with information to call them

The Ottawa Police Department still is continuing its investigation in the search for a missing Ottawa woman.

On Jan. 14, Tina Donovan was reported missing by her family to the Ottawa Police Department. Her vehicle was later located at the Starved Rock State Park along with some of her belongings.

Evidence suggests Donovan entered the Illinois River near the Starved Rock Locak and Dam, said Police Det. Sgt. Kyle Booras. A large-scale ground and water search was conducted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police and the Ottawa Police Department, along with several local fire departments, and Ottawa and Peru river rescue teams.

Donovan is a 45-year-old white woman, 5 foot, 4 inches tall, 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen Jan. 13 wearing a black jacket and using crutches to walk.

Ottawa Police have utilized the services of the Illinois State Police Forensic Laboratory for DNA testing and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs.gov) Database to further the investigation.

The case remains an open investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Ottawa Police Department at 815-433-2131 or the Illinois Conservation Police at 815-632-4010.