MSHP: Missing St. Louis woman’s body found in lake

Missing St. Louis woman’s body found in lake

MISSOURI (KFVS) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has called off the search for a missing St. Louis woman.

According to officials, the body 23-year-old Raffaella Stroik was found in Mark Twain Lake by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 9:40 a.m.

A private plane pilot located what he believed to be a person in the water and notified MSHP.

Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division responded and recovered Stroik’s body.

She was last seen alive on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Whole Foods Market in Town and Country, Missouri at 10:30 a.m.

Her vehicle was found in a boat ramp parking lot (Source: MSHP)
Her vehicle was found in a boat ramp parking lot (Source: MSHP) (MSHP)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources park rangers began investigating the incident further and determined Stroik was missing. A missing person report was filed.

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Her vehicle was found unattended around the Mark Twain Lake State Park Highway 107 boat ramp parking lot, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. It was found around 8:50 a.m. on November 13 by a Missouri State Trooper.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is being assisted by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri State Fire Marshals Office, Monroe City Fire Department, Monroe City Ambulance District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Moberly Area Community College Law Enforcement Training Center. Friends and family of Stroik also helped with the search.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 660-385-2132.

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