The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found in Hendry County as Kimberly Lindsey, a South Florida nurse who went missing Sunday.
Deputies said the case that started as a missing person under suspicious circumstances is now a homicide investigation.
According to the Sheriff's Office, crime scene investigation at the home indicated a violent confrontation occurred there after which the body was removed and taken to the remote area, where deputies said her body was discovered.
The cause of Lindsey's death is still yet to be determined.
Lindsey's daughters made a statement last night on their Facebook page. It read, "It breaks our hearts to have to write this, but our mom has passed away. 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 message was signed by her daughters, Sarah, Sofia and Savannah. The Sheriff's Office is providing grief counselors to the family.
Local 10 also received a statement from her attorney who had been representing her during a dispute with her former husband. Joe Fields said he was grieving the loss of a mother, client and friend. He went on to say, "I was privileged to represent her and look forward to the conviction and execution of her murderer. I will continue to protect her memory by helping her daughter in any way I can."
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