An autopsy was conducted Sunday morning on the body found October 5th in North Yarmouth in a wooded area between Gray Road and Lufkin Road.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the deceased to be missing teacher Kristin Westra of North Yarmouth. The Medical Examiner concluded the manner of death was suicide.


NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Officials are awaiting identification of a body found near the home of teacher who disappeared days earlier in North Yarmouth.

The search for Kristin Westra was called off Friday when a body was found by children playing in the woods.

There was no confirmation the body was that of the missing teacher, but her husband posted on social media, "My heart was crushed today."

Her husband told police he awoke Monday morning to discover his 47-year-old wife was missing. He told the Portland Press Herald she had experienced anxiety and had a safety "assessment" before disappearing without her cellphone, keys or wallet.

Ed Gervais told the newspaper that his grandchildren found the body. Asked if the kids were OK, he said, "I hope so."

(Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com)

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