Authorities: Car in river murder case stolen in Missouri

August 10, 2018 - 7:10 pm

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 says the vehicle was stolen last 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 daughter, 5, and attempted first-degree murder for injuries suffered by her son, 1.

Authorities allege she intentionally drove the car into the river.

Sgt. Coleman says a car was stolen from a Madison home and that 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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