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Living with the unknown is difficult. It’s especially difficult for families who are missing loved one.

5 On Your Side is highlighting the work of a couple dedicated to bringing those families peace and closure no one has been able to provide them.


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Missing Florissant woman’s car found in Mississippi River

Lincoln County, MO [STL Today] –

A car registered to a missing Florissant woman was found submerged in the Mississippi River on Friday with a body inside, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

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Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirming body found in Fosterburg pond belonged to Kristen Luebbert

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Alton Police search team locates lifeless body of 26 year old man near river bank

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The Alton Police search team, with the help of Team Watters Sonar Search & Recovery, Alton Volunteer Emergency Corp[A.V.E.C.]and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Conservation Police, located the body of a 26 year old man at approximately10:20AM Monday

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Nonprofit’s assistance was crucial to finding Toni Anderson’s car

PARKVILLE, MO (KCTV) – Sorry but this article is no longer available on their site but this is what it reported.

The recovery of Toni Anderson’s car may not have been possible if not for a nonprofit who wanted to help.

The man who runs it drove across the state to help.

It took state of the art equipment and years of experience to find that car. When Dennis Watters heard about Anderson’s disappearance and the fruitless attempts to find her, he knew he could help.

“What we’re blessed with is the opportunity to use the equipment well, “Watters said.Watters is a professional fisherman who use the latest and greatest equipment; he can spot what no one else can.”It’s not just the equipment,” Watters said. “It’s the experience and knowing how these cars look.”

Several years ago, he found a niche running a nonprofit to help police search underwater. “We’ve found stuff that’s put people in jail for life,” he said.

He offered to help Anderson’s family and police with the search.

“The only way I’d come is if the investigative agency says it’s okay,” he said. “We’re a professional group and we just don’t barge in.”

He says Anderson’s car was difficult to spot in the deep, fast moving waters of the Missouri River. However, once his sonar pinged it, he knew he had her car. Watters believes if he hadn’t spotted it, crews may never have spotted the vehicle. ” The Missouri River was on it’s way to swallowing this car up,” he explained.

The next challenge was recovering the car.

“Any other team would have quit,” he said. “They did a great job.”

Watters’ equipment and expertise helped police clear a major milestone in this case, but the fisherman calls his work bittersweet. ” Sometimes you give them closure, but sometimes go away feeling hurt or down because there’s no hope now.” he said.

Watters’ nonprofit does not charge for their work; they rely on donations only.

Police have not yet identified the body they found inside the car. They hope to do so in the next week.