St. Joseph woman's body found in wooden box in rural Platte County

PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. - Police are searching for answers after a woman's body was found in a box in northern Platte County Friday morning.

Authorities say Tangela Fisher's body was found at E. Dye Store Road and State Route M in a homemade box. The 35-year-old woman was from St. Joseph.

Tangela's ex-husband Robert Fisher said he last saw her a few months ago. He has no clue why she would have been near the area and can't think of anyone who would do this to her.

"It hurts to know my ex-wife, she's still my wife because I love her so much, was in a box. I can't accept that. I want some answers." Robert said.

Police said they also found men's and women's clothing inside, of all various sizes.

Authorities provided pictures of the box, as well as the clothes found inside. Click the media player above to see the pictures of items found.

The cause of death is still unknown. Police announced Wednesday they believe Fisher was killed in St. Joseph.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at (816)474-TIPS.

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