Missouri police officials said that the car belonging to Toni Anderson, the 20-year-old woman who went missing in January, has been recovered from the bottom of the Missouri River. The body of an unidentified woman has been found inside the vehicle. Authorities said that the evidence found inside the submerged vehicles doesn’t point towards foul play. An official statement will be released in a couple of days after the necropsy is performed.
On Friday, the police officials acting on a tip received from a private company which conducts sonar sweeps recovered a black 2012 Ford Focus from the Missouri River. During a press statement, a Missouri PD spokesperson declared that the vehicle pulled from the River had been positively identified as belonging to 20-year-old Toni Anderson, the woman who went missing in January after returning home from work.
Upon examining the car pulled from the bottom of the Missouri River, the authorities discovered the body of a woman wearing the same clothes as Toni Anderson the day she disappeared. However, the Missouri law enforcement said that the body’s identity has not been officially established, and are waiting for the coroner’s report to confirm that the woman in the car is Toni Anderson.
The police said that the car was found in a place called Platte Landing Park, 10 miles from where Toni Anderson vanished without a trace. A private company hired by Anderson’s parents to conduct sonar sweeps near the location where Toni went missing was the one who alerted the authorities.
Furthermore, it appears that during the car retrieval operation, the authorities also recovered a black SUV. However, at this point, the police believe that there’s no connection between Toni Anderson’s disappearance and the recovered SUV.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the case, Toni Anderson, a 20-year-old college student from Missouri, was reported missing after returning home from work. Anderson was employed at a nightclub, which was a long distance from her residence.
Upon returning home from her weekend shift, the woman was apparently pulled over by a traffic monitoring officer after performing an illegal lane change. Moreover, it appears that the woman got off with only a warning, after telling the officers that she was low on gas. The Missouri authorities declared that no officer reported pulling over Anderson’s car that day.
The last time Toni Anderson was seen alive, she was headed for the QuickTrip store for a refill.
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