Search for Missing Woman

By: Stacy Eckes
By: Stacy Eckes

The search for a young Wausau mother who vanished this weekend continues.

Her case is being handled as a missing person with unusual circumstances.

Thirty-three-year-old Deanna Scantlin is a bartender at the Wildlife Refuge Bar in the Town of Norrie. She was last seen closing the bar around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

An army of volunteers banded together once again Monday, combing the countryside looking for any sign of Deanna.

"De was going to be my son's wife so she'd become my daughter-in- law," said John Durkee.

"Look for anything unusual, tracks in the grass, anything that might help us," said Kenneth Thiermann, the owner of the Wildlife Refuge Bar.

Although the Sheriff says the bar is not considered a crime scene right now, a forensic team was on the scene Monday, fingerprinting and looking for any trace of evidence.

"The problem is you don't know and you only get one shot at it basically. The date that it is reported and the time immediately following that. You don't want to lose the opportunity if you later find out a crime has occurred," said Marathon County Sheriff Randy Hoenisch.

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