Search For Body Of Missing Woman Could Cost $500,000

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The search for the body of a Missouri woman presumed to have been murdered by her husband could cost at least $500,000. Authorities in Columbia believe the body of Mengqi Ji was dropped in the Lamine River, near Booneville in Cooper County, after she disappeared Oct. 8. In February, a grand jury indicted her husband, Joseph Elledge, on first-degree murder for allegedly killing her.  Ji’s family has reached out to Missouri’s congressional delegation asking to tap into money from the U.S. Army Crops of Engineers to help fun the search.