LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — 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 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 5-year-old daughter and attempted first-degree murder for injuries suffered by her 1-year-old son.
Authorities allege she intentionally drove the car into the river.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports 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 (69.2 kilometers) north of Columbia.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com