Authorities look for missing St. Louis ballet dancer after her car was found in park

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Authorities are looking for a missing ballet dancer after her car was found at a northeast Missouri lake. A state park ranger found Raffaella Stroik’s vehicle in a boat ramp parking lot Monday in Mark Twain State Park, according to authorities. 

A Missouri state trooper checked the area the next morning and found that the vehicle still there, with no sign of Stroik, a 23-year-old dancer with the St. Louis Ballet Company. Stroik, who joined the ballet last year, was last seen Monday morning at a Whole Foods in suburban St. Louis. 

She was wearing whit tennis shows, a long pink scarf, an olive green jacket, and navy-colored pants with white zippers on the sides, according to authorities. She was driving a black 2012 Volkswagen Jetta with Indiana plates, said the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The attached photographs are of the vehicle missing person Raffaella Stroik was driving. The car is a black 2012 VW Jetta. The car has Indiana plates. If you have any information that may help in locating her please call the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 660-385-2132.

“We ask for people’s prayers and any help they can to help find our darling daughter,” said her father, Duncan Stroik, CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV reported.  

Stroik is about 5-foot-7 and 115 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair that she normally wears in a ponytail. Her profile on the ballet’s website says she is from South Bend, Indiana. 

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