The discovery came after a volunteer rescue team using sonar found the missing woman's 2012 Ford Focus in several feet of water near a town outside the city.
Stacey Graves couldn't confirm the body discovered Friday evening was that of 20-year-old Toni Anderson, who's been missing since January 15. They also informed they still don't suspect foul play and that the black SUV also discovered in the Missouri River near the Anderson's auto has no ties to any probe they are working on.
It wasn't known if Anderson was inside the vehicle.
Toni Anderson vanished almost two months ago while driving from her server job at a Kansas City bar to meet her friends downtown, the Kansas City Star reported. 'There is somebody inside'.
"KCPD has searched tirelessly for Toni Anderson, as we do in all missing person cases", Graves said.
Dozens of people drove by the landing dock at Platte Landing Park near the area where Anderson's auto was discovered.
Medical examiners are still working on determining who was inside the vehicle, but police said it was a female.
Anderson was last seen January 15 after she left work around 4 a.m.
The young college student had been driving to meet with friends downtown after leaving her job at Chrome entertainment bar on 40-Highway around 4am. The officer gave Anderson a warning and watched as she drove to a nearby QuikTrip. Police later confirmed that she had been pulled over, but an officer escorted her to a convenience store to get gasoline.
"I feel very lost, she definitely didn't deserve this", said Mary Gillespie, a friend of Anderson.
"When it's brand new and it's all slick and smooth, the sound will hit that auto and instead of returning and showing me a flawless vehicle, it will often just give me a weird looking flash", said Watters. She told the cop she was nearly out of gas, so he let her off with a warning and watched as she drove to a Quick Trip nearby, the Star reported.