Body located during search for missing teacher

NAGUABO, PUERTO RICO – Authorities in Puerto Rico are currently investigating the mysterious disappearance of an Indianapolis art teacher during her vacation on the island. The police, during their search, discovered a body in the Rio Blanco region, but have yet to confirm its identity.

Amanda Webster, 44, was reported missing on Wednesday when she failed to check out of her accommodation, and all of her possessions, including a rented car, were found untouched at her lodging place. The body discovered by investigators was found floating in a rocky portion of a river in the Sector Camino Viejo de Naguabo area.

While the police have not yet identified the body or confirmed if it is indeed Webster, they mentioned that, currently, it’s challenging to determine the gender or any visible signs of violence on the body.

Webster was known to be residing at the Casa Parcha guest house, located near the picturesque El Yunque National Park in Naguabo, which is renowned for its tropical rainforests, hiking trails, and attractions like the La Mina waterfall.

In response to her sudden disappearance, local police swiftly initiated an “Ashanti Alert,” a protocol designed for missing adults who may be in potential danger or possess a disability. Various agencies, including the Criminal Investigation Corps of the Police, State Emergency Management staff, and the U.S. Forest Service, have joined forces in this investigation.

The teacher’s family has been distraught since her disappearance. Pamela Webster, Amanda’s mother, expressed her gratitude for the community’s support and prayers via a heartfelt social media post. She urges anyone with pertinent information to reach out to the authorities at the provided contact numbers.

Just a few weeks prior to this incident, Pamela had shared a touching tribute to her daughter on the occasion of “National Daughter’s Day,” emphasizing the deep bond they share.