Authorities in Puerto Rico announced Saturday that a woman’s body had been found in their search for Amanda Lynn Webster, an Indianapolis art teacher who disappeared during a trip to the island.
Puerto Rico police said a body was found “floating upside down in a rocky area.” Authorities did not publicly identify the dead woman, but sources did told FOX59, it was Webster.
“They just found Amanda’s body in the river, she had been underwater for some time,” her mother Pamela wrote on social media late Saturday.
The circumstances of her death remain a mystery. Local police commissioner Antonio Lopez Figueroa had asked Puerto Ricans to help find Webster after she was reported missing on Wednesday.
“Amanda Lynn Webster was reported missing on Wednesday by the landlord of the property where she is staying after she realized she had not vacated the home as agreed and had left her belongings and a rental car on the property,” the wrote Puerto Rico Police on Facebook.
Employees from State Emergency Management, the police Criminal Investigation Corps and the US Forest Service were mobilized to search for the 44-year-old.