NEW DETAILS: Body found floating in Missouri River is identified
Sun, 08 Feb 2009 00:50:56 GMT —
UPDATE: 10:00 p.m. Monday
Saline County Sheriff Wally George has confirmed the body found in the Missouri River is that of Lana Sandweiss of Liberty, Mo. Her body is being taken to Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall for her family to make arrangements. No foul play is suspected in her death.
UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. Monday Investigators are looking into the possibility that the body found in the Missouri River Saturday could be that of 57-year-old Lana Sandweiss of Liberty, Mo.Sandweiss went missing on Nov. 26, 2008. Authorities believe she jumped off of the Highway 13 bridge near Lexington.The Water Patrol reports that officers found Sandweiss' car running on the bridge with a suicide note inside. UPDTATE: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Authorities will begin comparing the victim's teeth with dental records of all missing white females from mid-Missouri Monday, according to Saline County Sheriff Wally George.The woman's body was spotted by a commercial fisherman just before 2 p.m. Saturday floating near "Stump Island" on the Missouri River. It's still unknown how long the body had been in the river or if authorities suspect foul play. Original Story
A woman's body was found floating in the Missouri River in Howard County, shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Water Patrol officials have confirmed.
A passerby initially spotted the woman's body floating near Saline County and called for help, officials say. Right now the body is at the medical examiner's office.
At this it's not known who the woman was, or how long she had been in the river.
Missouri Water Patrol officials have directed all questions to the Saline County Sheriff's Department - but all they would confirm is that the body was that of an adult white female.