(CBS/AP) ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. - Vermont State Police say an autopsy has confirmed that a body found off a back road is that of prep school teacher Melissa Jenkins who disappeared while her son was left unharmed in her idling car.
Police said Tuesday that the death of the 33-year-old Jenkins has been ruled a homicide. Police did not release the cause of death.
Jenkins was reported missing Sunday night. Police found her car not far from her St. Johnsbury home. There was evidence of a struggle.
The body was found Monday from where her car was found.
Jenkins taught science and had served as the freshman girls' basketball coach at St. Johnsbury Academy, a boarding school that also serves as the public high school.
Authorities acknowledged they did not know whether Jenkins' disappearance was isolated. Vermont State Police Maj. Ed. Ledo said at a news conference that the public should be vigilant as authorities continue to seek a suspect.
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