Search for missing woman in two states ends when body found dead in Kentucky residence

Published 6:22 am Sunday, May 30, 2021

The search for a missing woman in Illinois and Kentucky ended when discovered her dead body in a Breckinridge County residence.

Kentucky State Police report that KSP detectives and Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office located 42-year-old Dwan M. Atwell deceased at a residence at 7863 Hwy 259 south, just north of McDaniels.

Bloomington, Illinois, police reported Atwell missing in Kentucky on March 11.

The Bloomington Police reported that she was missing under unknown/suspicious circumstances and that she could possibly be in the Bloomington/Normal area.

Atwell had reportedly last spoken to family members in December 2020.

An autopsy was performed at the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville. Atwell’s cause of death has yet to be determined.