Body of female tourist from Indiana positively identified
By The Star Staff
The Institute of Forensic Sciences announced on Thursday that it corroborated through DNA analysis (Rapid DNA) that the body of a woman found floating in a river in Naguabo is that of tourist Amanda Webster.
A family member authorized for the identification process was notified on Wednesday afternoon of the conclusion of the analysis carried out by the institute’s DNA laboratory.
Webster, 44, a teacher from Indiana, disappeared on Oct. 11. She was last seen in Naguabo, where she had been staying. Her Airbnb hosts reported her missing after she did not return from a hike, according to press reports.
The body was recovered on Oct. 15 and an autopsy was performed the same day. The cause and manner of death remain under investigation.
The body is to be delivered to the funeral home of the family’s choice.