|Recovery Effort from December 19, 2014.|
Photo by Joe Calton for the Inter-City News
On 12-19-2014, members of the Sugar Creek Police Department, with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Underwater Rescue, located a vehicle submerged in the Missouri River at Labenite Park. The submerged vehicle was towed to shore, and human remains, ultimately identified as those of Christopher R. Anderson, were recovered from the scene. Police do not suspect foul play in this incident.
Anderson was reported by the Sugar Creek Police Department as a missing person on 09-23-2014, and a request was sent to the media to aid in the search of Anderson. The Sugar Creek Police Department received extensive assistance in this investigation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Search and Rescue K-9 (MoSAR), Lee's Summit Underwater Rescue, the Sugar Creek Fire Department, the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office, and the University of North Texas. Questions regarding this investigation are to be forwarded to Detective Sergeant Matt Kline at 816-252-5560 or mkline at sugar-creek.mo.us