Anderson sent this text to her boyfriend that she had been pulled over around 4 a.m. Sunday. No one has heard from her since
Police in Missouri are hunting for a college student who vanished early Sunday morning after she sending a message to her boyfriend that she had been pulled over for a routine traffic stop.
Toni Anderson, a 20-year-old student at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, was pulled over just after 4:15 a.m. Sunday after a Kansas City police officer stopped her for an illegal lane change.
Minutes later, she sent a text to her boyfriend that she had been pulled over. When he replied, she then stopped responding.
“She’s a great person, really nice. We’re all worried sick for her,” Pete Sanchez, Anderson’s boyfriend, told Fox 4.
“Every time I leave the house, I hope the next face I see in public is going to be her.”
Anderson, who works as a server at a strip club, Kansas City’s Chrome bar, got off work around 4:15 a.m. Sunday. It has been reported that she was driving from the bar to a gas station, when a patrol officer pulled her over.
Kansas City Police Spokesman Darin Snapp speaking with Fox 4 said Anderson told the officer that she made the lane change because she was desperate to fill up her nearly-empty gas tank: “So the officer just told her, you know, there’s a gas station right there, gave her a warning for the violation and watched her actually go to the QuikTrip,” Snapp said.
Anderson’s friends said she was supposed to meet up with them after she got off work, but she never showed up.
“After that QuikTrip, it’s almost like she vanished,” Snapp said.
Toni Anderson, 20, has been reported missing in Kansas City, Missouri. She has not been seen since early morning, Sunday
The last known contact Anderson had was a text to her boyfriend reporting the traffic stop.
“Omg just got pulled over again,” she wrote at 4:42 a.m.
When Sanchez asked “whyy,” Anderson never responded.
Police initially said they had no records of any officer pulling Anderson over, but officials later confirmed that she was involved in the after-4 a.m. traffic stop.
Police said Anderson was last seen in her 2014 black Ford Focus. She is blond with green eyes and has a lean build.