One year since Ottawa woman went missing

Tina M. Donovan – Photo Ottawa Police Department

OTTAWA – An Ottawa woman is still missing along the Illinois River after disappearing a year ago.   Authorities say on January 14th, 2020,  45-year-old Tina M. Donovon possibly entered the water at Starved Rock State Park.   Her vehicle and belongings were found in the lodge parking lot.   More details have emerged regarding her activities the day she was last seen, including her reportedly leaving a letter and withdrawing some funds from her bank account.  Video surveillance was said to have been viewed by authorities showing Donovon leaving her vehicle in the parking lot of the lodge and walking to the trail entrance on crutches.  The crutches and other items were found days later along the rivers edge.  The Conservation Police stated in late January that the search was being considered a recovery effort.