The school that Shannon disappeared from was only about half a mile from her home. The afternoon wore on and at about twenty after five in the evening, Shannon’s mother, Karen, decided it was time to start worrying. She called the West Yorkshire police to let them know that her daughter had never returned home from school.
The West Yorkshire Police came out in force. More than 200 officers began to canvas the neighborhood and questioned 1,500 motorists. 60 detectives searched 3,000 houses, 16 specialist victim recovery dogs were sent into the area, but there was no sign of nine-year-old Shannon. The disappearance began to make headlines almost immediately…