Car involved in river plunge was stolen

Police say it was taken from a Missouri town

Law enforcement officials say a car that was driven into the Kansas River, killing one child, was stolen from a central Missouri town. 

Monroe County Sheriff's Sgt. Tony Coleman said the vehicle was stolen Friday from a rural home in Madison shortly before it was driven into the river near Lawrence. 

Scharron Dingledine is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 5-year-old daughter and attempted first-degree murder for injuries suffered by her 1-year-old son. 

Authorities allege she intentionally drove the car into the river. 

Coleman said a car was stolen from a Madison home and a different car that did not belong to the homeowner was left behind. 

Madison is about 43 miles north of Columbia. 


 

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