KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police confirmed Wednesday that the body found inside a vehicle pulled from the Missouri River at Platte Landing Park Friday night was Toni Anderson.
On Friday police confirmed that the vehicle belonged to the 20-year-old who had been missing for nearly two months but could not confirm if it was her body that was found inside.
FOX 4’s crews were at the scene and saw the Ford Focus get towed, and it was totaled with the windows shattered and the front end completely smashed in.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the Sonar company located two vehicles in the Missouri River Friday, and members of their dive team pulled them from the river near Platte Landing Park. The first vehicle they found was an SUV that they say has nothing to do with her disappearance. The second vehicle was the Ford Focus that belongs to Anderson.
Police say they searched this area of the river numerous times – and gave credit to the sonar team. They say the sonar company had been in and out of the cold water of the Missouri River for about 11 hours on Friday.
When FOX 4 asked police if they suspect foul play in Anderson’s disappearance, they simply said the investigation is still ongoing. Police say there is a boat landing dock at this park, but it’s unclear how Anderson’s car got into the river.
The female body found inside of the vehicle pulled from the MO River has been positively identified as Missing Person Toni Anderson 4/5/1996 pic.twitter.com/D7B5yveTom
— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) March 15, 2017