UPDATE: The Belton Police Department says the body of Jessica Parsons has been found.

The body was discovered just north of Main Street.

On Thursday evening, Lt. Travis A. George with the Belton Police Department said, "We are still waiting on toxicology and histology, but at this time no significant injuries were present or identified on the body."


Police are looking for a Belton woman that hasn't been seen or heard from since Sunday night.

Investigators say 26-year-old Jessica N. Parsons could be in danger. She last had communication via text message with family about 5:15 p.m. and has not been seen or heard from since.

Parsons' parents, Jon and Susan Parsons, say they miss their daughter and want help finding answers. They say her daughter has a unique tattoo on her left shoulder blade.

MORE: We talked to Jessica’s parents Jon & Susan. They miss their daughter and want help finding answers. PLEASE RT...this is what they say Jessica’s tattoo looks like. It is on her left shoulder blade. @KCTV5 pic.twitter.com/6Lk1U3NWO0— Caroline Sweeney (@CarolineKCTV5) June 20, 2018

Detectives say an Uber picked Jessica Parsons up at her home in Belton at 12:47 p.m. Sunday, dropped her off at a Walmart in Raymore where she made a purchase about 1:15 p.m.

She was then driven back to Belton and dropped off in the area of 314 Main St. at 1:27 p.m. People who work nearby say the busy street is usually empty on Sundays.

"We're acquiring further cell phone records, but that she had had communication through her phone until around 10 p.m. Sunday evening," Lt. Travis George said.

Officers are coordinating a search team at Belton Memorial Park. That is where her parents say Parsons liked to come to read. A text message from her phone makes her parents think she was at the park Sunday night.

Police have asked the Missouri State Highway to fly its search plane over the park. They have also asked the Lee's Summit Police Department underwater rescue team to use sonar at a pond in the park.

Authorities also want information from her Facebook account, because they know she used data at 10:15 p.m. Sunday. Investigators wonder if maybe that was a Facebook message. Belton police are being very public about their denied request.

"So, our first instinct was let's reach out to Facebook, let them know this is an urgent request. We felt there was a clear and present need. We immediately were rejected that this did not meet their criteria. In applying for a search warrant, that takes more than a few minutes. We have done that, and that request has been sent to Facebook,” George said.

Detectives are now in a holding pattern for that information.

Parsons is 5'2", weighs 130 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes. She was wearing a grey T-shirt, capri-length jeans and flip-flops.

Please contact police or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS with any information.

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