Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies positively identified the body found in Hendry County as Kimberly Lindsey late Friday night.
Investigators said what started as a missing person's case, is now a homicide investigation.
Crime scene investigation at Lindsey's residence at Palm Beach Country Estates indicate a violent confrontation occurred at the home, according to a Palm Beach County press release.
Detectives said the body was removed and taken to a remote area where it was discovered.
A group of men working in a sugar cane field in Clewiston came across the body early Wednesday morning.
After confirmation of their mothers' death, Lindsey's daughters wrote this message on the "Find Kim Lindsey" Facebook page, "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. –Sarah, Sofia, and Savannah"
Lindsey was last seen on Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Co-workers contacted law enforcement after the Bak Middle School nurse did not show up to work on Monday.
Investigators have yet to determine the cause of death.