Sheriff says missing Mo. mom, daughter in danger

Mar 18, 2013

A central Missouri woman who has been missing with her daughter for four days called her boyfriend from a suburban Kansas City motel but was gone when police arrived to check on her.

Chariton County Sheriff Chris Hughes says 28-year-old Rachel Koechner and 4-year-old Zoee Sandner were reported missing Thursday night after her boyfriend received a text message from her saying "help me."

Hughes says she called her boyfriend Monday morning and said she was OK, but it sounded scripted. He tracked the phone number back to the motel and got ahold of her as she was checking out.

Hughes says he asked if she was OK and she said, "no."

She is believed to be with her ex-husband and is considered endangered because of previous domestic violence incidents.