Toni Anderson's body in car pulled from river, mother says

Published: Mar. 10, 2017 at 6:15 PM CST
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UPDATE: Sunday (March 12):

Toni Anderson's mother confirms with Kansas City CBS affiliate

that her daughter's body was in the car pulled from a Kansas City river Friday.

Police say the car was found Wednesday (March 4), covered in silt. It was not removed until divers were available Friday. Police say Anderson's car was found behind an SUV, a Lincoln Navigator. The SUV was the first car pulled from the river.

KCTV-5 reports that police believe Toni got turned around and frazzled after being pulled over and ended up in Parkville, Mo. where she pulled into a park. There, police believe she drove onto a boat launch that was icy and her car slid into the river.

Police say all of Toni's items were found inside the car and she had no marks from injury outside of a bruise they believe was caused by a GPS device in her car.

KCTV-5 reports that Toni's family says Toni will be cremated once the autopsy is done and they plan to hold a church service in Wichita.


Kansas City police said a female body was found in Toni Anderson's vehicle Friday. Police could not identify the body.

A black SUV and a second vehicle were found in the Missouri River Friday.

For the last several weeks, police have searching near the area for clues to find Anderson, 20. She was last seen driving away from a Quiktrip in North Kansas City Jan. 15 in a black Ford Focus

Crews in boats and divers found two vehicles in the river Friday.

The black SUV was not Anderson's car. were searching for something underneath the water most of the day. Divers found a black SUV that did not belong to Anderson. They later went back into the water and pulled out a second vehicle.

Kansas City Police confirmed the second vehicle had matching license plates with Toni Anderson's car.

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