INDIANAPOLIS, IN – An Indianapolis woman and dedicated elementary school teacher has mysteriously disappeared while vacationing in Puerto Rico, leaving her family and friends deeply concerned.
Amanda Webster, a 44-year-old art teacher at Thompson Crossing Elementary School in Franklin Township, Indianapolis, had embarked on a vacation to Puerto Rico. However, her friends confirmed on Friday that she has not returned from her trip, sparking a frantic search effort.
Local Police Commissioner Antonio Lopez Figueroa activated an “Ashanti Alert” in Puerto Rico, calling upon citizens to assist in the search for Webster, who was reported missing earlier in the week. According to authorities, Webster was staying at a rented property, and her disappearance was reported by the landlord. She had failed to leave the home as agreed and left behind her belongings and a rented car.
Webster is described as a 5’6″, 147-pound white woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. The last known sighting of her was at the Casa Parcha guest house near El Yunque National Park in Naguabo, Puerto Rico.
The investigation into Webster’s disappearance involves multiple agencies, including the Criminal Investigation Corps of the Police, State Emergency Management staff, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Tragically, on Saturday afternoon, Puerto Rico police announced the discovery of a body in a river in the Rio Blanco neighborhood while searching for Webster. However, it is currently impossible to determine the gender of the body or ascertain if it exhibits signs of violence.
Although there has been no official confirmation, sources close to Webster’s family have expressed their belief that the victim is indeed Amanda Webster. The investigation into her disappearance and the tragic discovery continue.
Anyone with information regarding Amanda Webster’s whereabouts is urged to contact authorites.