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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Sheriff says missing Mo. mom staged disappearance

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  • A sheriff says a woman who disappeared for four days with her 4-year-old daughter spent that time smoking synthetic pot with her ex-husband in a low-rent suburban Kansas City motel with the little girl nearby.
     
    Authorities feared 28-year-old Rachel Koechner had been abducted by her former husband after she sent a text message Thursday to her boyfriend saying, "help me."
     
    Chariton County Sheriff Chris Hughes says Koechner instead spent much of that time with her ex, 37-year-old Davon Sandner, and their child Zoee Sandner, at a Blue Springs motel.
     
    They were found Monday night at a Linn County home. Hughes didn't say whose home.
     
    Koechner is held without bond in Chariton County but has not been charged. Sandner is jailed on unrelated forgery charges.
     
    Neither has an attorney Tuesday morning.

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