Search for Missing Columbia Woman Could Cost Up To Five Hundred Thousand Dollars

The search for the body of a missing Columbia woman who is thought to have been murdered by her husband could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Columbia investigators believe Mengqi Ji Elledge’s body was left in the Lamine River, near Boonville, after she disappeared on October 8th, last year.

Her husband Joseph Elledge was indicted in February by a grand jury, on First-Degree Murder for allegedly killing her.

According to the Kansas City Star Mengqi Ji’s family is reaching out to Missouri’s congressional delegation asking them to tap into money from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help fund the search.