A St. Louis ballerina was found dead in a lake Wednesday, two days after her car was found unattended near a lake, according to Missouri officials.
Raffaella Maria Stroik’s body was discovered Wednesday morning in Mark Twain Lake, south of where her empty black Jetta was noticed by a Mark Twain Lake State Park ranger Monday, according to a release from Missouri Highway Patrol.
Stroik’s death is under investigation, but there was no immediate evidence of foul play, said Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Brown.
The dancer was last seen Monday morning at a Whole Foods in Town and Country, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis more than 100 miles south of where Stroik’s car was found.
Stroik joined the Saint Louis Ballet in 2017.