Amy Patterson: Missing Lee County teacher's body found Wednesday, positively identified

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a body discovered near the home of a missing Fort Myers teacher has been identified through dental as 41-year-old Amy Patterson.

   Lee County Sheriff's officials said Thursday the cause of death has not been determined and an investigation continues. Patterson was reported missing in July 2011 after she didn't show up for the first day of school.

   Investigators found Patterson's body Wednesday, a day after receiving information from her 45-year-old ex-husband, who was on trial in Huntsville, Ala., on felony theft charges. Lee County deputies were in Alabama to testify in the case. Proctor was sentenced to life in prison on those charges.

   Proctor was arrested last year on the Alabama theft charges after he fled to Florida when investigators questioned him about Patterson's disappearance.

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