Missing woman Toni Anderson found in submerged car in Missouri River
Toni Anderson's body was found in her submerged car in the Missouri River. Picture: Facebook

The 2014 Ford Focus that was pulled out of the Missouri River on Friday has been confirmed to belong to 20-year-old Toni Anderson from Wichita.

The body of a woman who went missing in January after sending a text to say police had pulled her over has been discovered inside a submerged car.

According to the Kansas City Star, The 2014 Ford Focus that was pulled out of the Missouri River on Friday night belonged to 20-year-old Toni Anderson from Wichita.

“We just got the news — there’s a body in her car,” said her mother, Liz Anderson. “There is somebody inside.”

Anderson was driving to meet friends after her shift as a server at Chrome entertainment bar on 40-Highway around 4am on January 15.

She texted her friend Roxanne Townsend at 4.42am saying: “OMG I just got pulled over again’. Townsend said her friend “got pulled over all the time”.

Police initially denied that they had pulled Anderson over but later admitted that the college student was indeed stopped for an improper lane change and given a warning by a North Kansas City officer that night.

Anderson’s family had hired private investigators who used sonar to find the car.

Police do not expect foul play but her mother is not so sure.

“I just don’t know how she got there,” she said of her daughter. “It doesn’t make sense, one bit.”

Toni Anderson's body was found in her submerged car in the Missouri River. Picture: Facebook

Toni Anderson's body was found in her submerged car in the Missouri River. Picture: FacebookSource:Supplied

Final message: The officer stopped her for an improper lane change, but gave her a warning. Above is the text that Anderson sent to friend Roxanne Townsend saying 'OMG just just (sic) pulled over again'

Final message: The officer stopped her for an improper lane change, but gave her a warning. Above is the text that Anderson sent to friend Roxanne Townsend saying 'OMG just just (sic) pulled over again'

Toni Anderson's body was found in her submerged car in the Missouri River. Picture: KCTV5

Toni Anderson's body was found in her submerged car in the Missouri River. Picture: KCTV5Source:Supplied

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Pius Aghadiuno
By Pius Aghadiuno 03/11/2017 19:10:00

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