ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the body of a missing dancer with the St. Louis Ballet Company was discovered Wednesday morning.

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On November 12, a state park ranger found Raffaella Stroik’s vehicle in a boat ramp parking lot off Highway 107 in Mark Twain State Park. Stroik's body was found Wednesday morning near a boat ramp in Florida, Missouri, police confirmed. According to police, a private pilot spotted a body in the water around 9:40 a.m. and the Missouri State Highway Patrol's water division recovered the body near a bank.

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Police have not said what may have led to the death, but said there was no sign of foul play.

Autopsy results are pending.

Stroik was last seen 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Whole Foods in Town and Country. 

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Stroik is originally from South Bend, Indiana.

"We ask for people’s prayers and any help they can to help find our darling daughter,” said her father Duncan Stroik in a brief phone conversation Tuesday night with News 4.

The elder Stroik, who spoke to News 4 via phone from South Bend, said his daughter loved St. Louis and that he spoke with her over the weekend. During their conversation, he said everything seemed normal.

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