Emily Sander (1989 - 2007), was an 18-year-old American college student and nude model reported missing on November 23, 2007 and found dead six days later. Sander was enrolled as a student at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. Six days after her disappearance, on November 29,2007,investigators found a body which they said matched a preliminary physical description of Sander. The body was found about 50 miles east of El Dorado. Police are searching for a man whom they have identified as a "person of interest".
According to police, the two were seen leaving a bar in east El Dorado on November 23, 2007. Later, blood and suspected evidence of foul play was discovered in the suspect's motel room and Sander's car was found still parked at the bar. The rental car the man was driving was found abandoned Tuesday in Vernon, Texas, where he has relatives. Police believe he is with his pregnant girlfriend and that he might have escaped to or is preparing to escape to Mexico. According to the Tom Boren, police chief of the El Dorado Police Department, a special task force of FBI and Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents has been assigned to the case.
According to her close friend Nikki Watson, Sander enjoyed the work and needed the money. Sander apparently kept her career mostly to herself, and only close friends knew about what she did for a living. They claim that when informed about her modeling, her boyfriend broke up with her. The last entry in Sander's website was apparently made two days before her disappearance; the website has since then been replaced by a statement describing her as a "solo nude model" and urging to focus not on her online activities, but "on Emily's disappearance and the importance of finding Isreal Mireles." Investigators say they do not believe that Sander's modeling was connected with her disappearance.