Authorities are asking for your help to locate missing woman

Rachel Koechner and her daughter Zoee Sandner are considered to be in danger

Update Monday, March 18 3:30 p.m.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 28-year-old central Missouri woman who's been missing with her young daughter since Thursday called authorities from a Blue Springs motel but was not there when police showed up.

Rachel Koechner and 4-year-old Zoee Sandner were reported missing Thursday night after being seen earlier that day in the Brookfield area. Authorities say they're believed to be with Koechner's former husband and are considered endangered because of previous domestic violence incidents.

Brookfield Police Maj. Rick German says Koechner called the Chariton County Sheriff's Office on Monday from a motel but acted as if she couldn't talk.

Blue Springs police detective Jeremy Dickstein says officers went to the motel around 9 a.m. and were told the woman just left. He didn't have other details, including who was with Koechner at the motel.

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Chariton County authorities are asking for help in the search for a missing Chariton County woman and her daughter who disappeared Thursday.

Chariton County Sheriff Chris Hughes reports that Rachel Koechner, 28, and her daughter Zoee Sandner, 3, are considered to be in danger. They were last seen in a light grey or white, 2003 Ford F-150 extended-cab truck, with Missouri license plate 09J-718. The truck also has damage to the tailgate area.

Koechner is a white female, brown hair, blue eyes, 5'8", 230 lbs, with a dollar-size tattoo on left ankle of a mushroom. Sandner is a white female, brown hair, blue eyes, 4'0", and 63 lbs.

If you see the two, or the vehicle, or have any other information, you are asked to contact the Chariton County Sheriff's Department at 660-288-3277.

Story courtesy of reporter Dan Patterson