On Sunday, September 15, 2013, the body of an unknown female was discovered in the Mississippi River just south of Hannibal, Missouri. The victim was last seen on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at the Mark Twain Cave and Gift Shop located at 300 Cave Hollow Rd, Hannibal, Missouri, with an unknown white male and an unknown white female. The unknown male is described as being very tall (approximately 6’6”), tan, blond hair, wearing an orange “Iowa Rodeo” cutoff t-shirt, shorts and work boots. The unknown female is described as being short (approximately 5’0”), between 18 and 22 years old, short blonde hair with streaks, wearing a yellow shirt (or tank top) and grey shorts with yellow trim. At this time, the unknown male and unknown female are considered persons of interest in this case. The cause of death is asphyxia due to smothering.