The search for a missing school nurse has ended after Florida authorities confirm that a body found is that of Kimberly Lindsey.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said the case has developed into a homicide investigation after the body of the mother of three was found in a remote sugar cane field Wednesday.
Police say there had been a violent confrontation at Lindsey’s home before her body was removed and dumped 85 miles away.
Lindsey, 49, was last seen Sunday and gave no indication that anything was wrong in a text message to her daughter that night. She had recently returned home from a trip out of town.
She was reported missing Monday after failing to show for work at Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.
Authorities arrived at her home and found her vehicle as well as other personal items in the home.
“It breaks our hearts to have to write this, but our mom has passed away,” Lindsey’s daughters posted on a Facebook page dedicated to finding her.
“There are no words to describe how we feel. This is an extremely tough time for us but we will try to stay Kim strong. Thank you everyone for all your help in the search, and please keep Kim alive in your hearts. She will always be a part of us,” the post read. Lindsey’s daughters are aged 20, 18 and 16.
Lindsey had recently gone through a tense divorce from her husband Dr. Albert Lambert, The Palm Beach Post reported. The couple had been married since 1991.
Investigators have not yet determined a cause of death.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.