Kindergarten teacher found dead near reservoir hours after leaving home: Reports

An investigation is underway in Texas after a dead body was reportedly found Sunday morning near where a missing woman was last seen.

According to Front Porch News, a body believed to be Stella Gonzales was discovered near Greenville Reservoir #5. The kindergarten teacher was unaccounted for after walking out the back door of her home.

Gonzales’ relatives reported her missing Saturday afternoon. Her husband said in a Facebook post that surveillance footage showed her walking towards the small reservoir.

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Gonzales was reportedly known to exercise in the area where the body was found early Sunday.

According to Front Porch News, crews with K9s initially searched near Reservoir #5 Saturday evening and did not find Gonzales. They reportedly searched the area again Sunday morning and discovered a body.

The Greenville Police Department has not said whether the body belongs to Gonzales, but they told the news outlet that the body is that of a Hispanic female. Further, the elementary school Gonzales works for confirmed her death.

A medical examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy to confirm a cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

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[Featured image: Stella Gonzales/Facebook]