The body pulled from a Florida canal has been identified as the Miami teacher who was missing for nearly two weeks, officials said.
The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office said Kameela Russell, 41, died from a blunt-force head injury, according to CBS Miami. Her death is being ruled a homicide. No arrests have been made.
Russell’s body was found over the weekend after an anonymous tip came through, the outlet reported.
She was last seen on May 15 pulling up to her aunt’s house.
Russell, a teacher at Miami Norland Senior High School, leaves behind two children.
Alberto M. Carvalho, superintendent of the Miami Dade Public Schools, said the news made for “an unbearably painful week for [the schools].”
“We ache for Kameela Russell’s grieving loved ones and pray they find the strength to bear the pain of this heartbreaking loss,” he wrote on Twitter.
He added that members of the district crisis team would be at the school to helps students and staff.
Police have remained tight lipped about the case and any possible motives. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).