Student Was Pulled Over by Cops, Then She Disappeared

Family fears Toni Anderson of Kansas City woman has been abducted
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2017 9:39 AM CST

(Newser) – Family members fear a missing student was abducted after she vanished in Missouri early Sunday. Toni Anderson, 20, a student at University of Missouri-Kansas City, was last seen leaving the Kansas City bar where she worked around 4am after telling coworkers she was going to a gas station. She never got there but sent a text to a friend 30 minutes later saying she had been pulled over by police, reports WDAF. Authorities initially said there was no record that Anderson had been stopped, which raised fears that she had met someone impersonating an officer. Late Tuesday, however, police said Anderson had in fact been pulled over by a North Kansas City officer, per KSHB.

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Officers have offered no details about the traffic stop but say they are trying to determine where Anderson went afterward. Anderson's cell phone hasn't been turned on since her disappearance, reports the Kansas City Star, and family members fear she may have been abducted. "Let her go. Let her be with us. Let her go have her wonderful life," Anderson's mom tells WDAF, adding that it's not like her daughter to remain out of touch with family. "She's social. You pretty much always know where she's at." Anderson, a music blogger originally from Wichita, is described as 5-foot-5 with blond hair and green eyes. The place she works, Chrome, calls itself "Kansas City's premier strip club." (Read more missing person stories.)

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