COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Missing Person Support Center posted an update in fundraising for missing Columbia woman Mengqi Ji.
Ji has been missing since October 2019. Her husband, Joseph Elledge, was indicted on first-degree murder charges for her death.
In a Facebook post, the non-profit said authorities have been working on an alternative plan to build a levy on the Lamine River to make it safe for divers to retrieve Mengqi Ji.
The group said because of this alternative plan they were able to lower their fundraising goal down to $35,000 from the previous goal of $600,000.
The Missing Person Support Center is pledging $10,000 to the the cost of building the levy.
They said the remaining amount will go to Mengqi Ji's family to go towards their efforts to win custody of Mengqi Ji's 1-year-old daughter.