Friend says woman found in ditch near Harrisonville, Missouri was preparing for wedding


HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A friend of a 32-year-old western Missouri woman whose body was found along an interstate highway says she was preparing to get married and seemed to be happy.

The Kansas City Star ( ) reports Megan Wheeler’s body was found in a ditch alongside Interstate 209 on Sunday morning two miles north of Harrisonville, where she lived. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says the circumstances of the woman’s death are “suspicious,” but officials won’t know a cause of death until the medical examiner’s report is finished.

Nadia Bohnert says she was a close friend of Wheeler, who was a mother of four who had gotten engaged earlier this year. Bohnert says Wheeler was getting her life back together and seemed to be in good spirits when they spoke last week.