Missing Woman's Vehicle Pulled From Missouri River, Female Body Found

  • Missing Woman's Vehicle Pulled From Missouri River, Female Body Found

Missing Woman's Vehicle Pulled From Missouri River, Female Body Found

"We just got the news - there's a body in her auto", Liz Anderson said. He said they discovered Anderson's vehicle - along with a black SUV - by 4:30-5:00 that evening.

Investigators found the vehicle near the woman's last known location on her cellphone.

A body found inside a auto pulled from the Missouri River alongside Platte Landing Park on Friday evening is that of a 20-year-old Wichita woman missing since January 15, The Kansas City Star has learned. 'There is somebody inside'.

"KCPD has searched tirelessly for Toni Anderson, as we do in all our missing person cases", Kansas City Police Capt. Stacey Graves said. However it was their first sweep of the Missouri River close to the Platte Landing Park from 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. when they came across what would ultimately be discovered as Anderson's 2014 black Ford Focus.

Graves added the body found inside the vehicle has been taken to the medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death and provide a positive identification.

Police say Anderson, a student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was last seen after she left her job early January 15.

The young college student had been driving to meet with friends downtown after leaving her job at Chrome entertainment bar on 40-Highway around 4am. He issued her a warning and that watched her head to the gas station. Police later confirmed that she had been pulled over, but an officer escorted her to a convenience store to get gasoline.

"We continue to appreciate all of the support from the media, the hard work of the Kansas City police detectives they're putting into this", Brian Anderson said in a statement (via KWCH). Townsend said her friend "got pulled over all the time".

Authorities said Toni told the officer she was nearly out of gas.

Anderson's ATM card was used and her GPS system in vehicle stopped working shortly after she arrived at the QuikTrip.

Authorities also have surveillance footage of the woman, but are not releasing it as it is part of their investigation.