Farmington, Mo.-- A woman killed in a single-engine plane crash in Missouri has ties to our area. Eunyoung "Kim" Reneau, 55, was one of the owners of the Shoppes at Woodridge Mall in Marshfield.
According to a press release from the mall, Kim had established Malls4U, LLC, and some of her family and business associates had purchased Shoppes At Wood Ridge in Marshfield on November 1st of last year.
She lived in Eau Claire and is survived by children and grandchildren.
The Eau Claire Leader Telegram reported that Eau Claire family members confirmed that Reneau was onboard the plane that was scheduled to land at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport at about 2 a.m. Sunday. Reneau had been on a trip to Florida.
Lt. Col. David Miller of the Civil Air Patrol told St. Louis broadcaster KMOX that the plane discovered late Friday night about 18 miles south of Farmington is the aircraft that authorities have been searching for since it went missing after leaving Arkansas March 27.
FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said in a prerecorded phone message that there was a fire when the plane crashed. She says the sheriff will release the number of victims, and the coroner will provide their names.