WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – A grieving family shared their heart-wrenching goodbye after their mother, who was considered missing, was found dead in a Clewiston sugar cane field.

The daughters of Kimberly Lindsey, a school nurse who vanished Sunday, put up a statement on their “FindKimLindsey” Facebook page Saturday, after deputies identified a dead body in a sugar cane field as their mother.

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“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,” signed  Sarah, Sofia and Savannah.

Kimberly Lindsey vanished after returning to her Palm Beach Gardens home. Friday evening, a body found was identified as that of Lindsey’s and now her case is a homicide investigation.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office positively identified the body found Thursday in the sugarcane field as Lindsey.

According to the sheriff’s office, there had been a violent confrontation at Lindsey’s Palm Beach Gardens home, “after which the body was removed and taken to the remote area where it was discovered.”

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The disappearance of the popular school nurse rattled her family, friends and co-workers.

Many of those co-workers gathered in Palm Beach Gardens Friday evening to hold a prayer service for Lindsey.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office at (561) 688-3400 or the nearest law enforcement agency.

Tipsters with information can also call 800-458-TIPS (4577) and be eligible for the reward.

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