Missouri police are not allowed to release video footage of missing Toni Anderson due to Missouri State law

Toni Anderson was pulled over on January 15, 2017, by a North Kansas City Police officer shortly before she went missing

  • Police are not allowed to release the video due to the Missouri Sunshine Law

  • Shortly after being pulled over Toni Anderson’s phone went dark and a tracker in her car either malfunctioned or was removed

  • A petition was created demanding police to release the footage of her stop

On Sunday, January 15, 2017, 20-year-old Toni Anderson was pulled over at 4:00 am after leaving her job at Chrome Exotic Club in Kansas City, Missouri, where she was a waitress. Shortly after the stop she seems to have mysteriously vanished without a trace.

Friends and family are begging for police to release the footage from Toni’s stop, but Missouri law is preventing that from happening. Section 610.100.2, also known as the “Missouri Sunshine Law,” states that police cannot release video while an investigation is open. As long as Toni is missing, the investigation will be considered open.

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Toni’s boyfriend, Pete Sanchez, has created a petition demanding police release the video. The petition has just over 2,000 signatures out of a 3,000 signature goal.

Along with pushing the petition, Sanchez is also searching in the Parkville area as well. The last ping to her cell phone came from a cell tower in Parkville shortly before Toni disappeared.

“Omg just just got pulled over again”

Toni, originally from Wichita, Kansas, left her job at Chrome at roughly 4:00 am to go to meet friends at a business across town. At 4:42 am Toni sent a message to her friend Roxy Townsend saying, “Omg just just pulled over again.”

Missouri police are not allowed to release video footage of missing Toni Anderson due to Missouri State law pulled over

WDAF reported that Toni got pulled over somewhat often, hence the “again” in her text. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department initially could not find any record of Toni being pulled over, leading some to believe a police impersonator may have stopped her.

It was later determined that Toni was stopped for an illegal lane change, but was let go. It was reported that she told the officer she was almost out of gas. The officer was said to watch Toni pump her gas and surveillance video from the Quik Trip at 2525 Burlington Street had footage of her trying to withdraw money from the ATM twice.

Toni left the gas station at 4:40 am, and then sent the text to Townsend. That was the last that anybody heard from Toni. It would seem she vanished without a trace.

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Toni’s phone went dark from the T-Mobile network that Sunday night at around 9:30 pm. A tracker in her car from an insurance company was said to be either malfunctioning or removed from the vehicle. It has been almost a month, and police have not been able to find Toni or her vehicle.

A Go Fund Me was created with the initial goal of $3,000 to hire a private investigator. After reaching the $3,000 goal, a new goal of $5,000 was created as a reward for any information leading to finding Toni. The Go Fund Me is currently just over $10,000.

Police have said that this could be a case of Toni voluntarily leaving. However, friends and family say there is no way that is the case. Toni was all ready to start college the Tuesday after her disappearance. She had an

Toni was driving a 2014 Ford Focus with the Kansas license plate 989 GAX. If you have any information about the disappearance of Toni Anderson, please call 1-800-234-5136 or 1-800-474-TIPS.

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