Michelle Dubois Missing: Body of Fla. Mother of Twins Believed Found With Suicide Note, Say Police

Michelle Dubois (Personal Photo)
Michelle Dubois Missing: Body of Fla. Mother of 2 Found Along With Suicide Note, Say Police
Michelle Dubois (Personal Photo)

(CBS/WKMG/AP) Central Florida authorities believe they have located the body of Michelle Dubois, the missing 36-year-old Florida mother reported missing by her husband Monday morning.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said they found the body along with a suicide note Thursday morning just a few blocks from the Dubois' home in Belle Isle, a suburb of Orlando.

According to the Sheriff's Office, there were no signs of trauma to Dubois' body and no evidence of foul play. The clothing found on the body, as well as other items, appeared to match the description of Dubois.

However, the official cause of death will not be released until the medical examiner has completed the autopsy.

"It appears that at this point we have located the missing person, however, we do have to wait on positive identification," Sheriff Jerry Demings told CBS affiliate WKMG. "Our criminal investigation division is continuing their investigation. There is still work to be done."

Sheriff Jerry Demings said he couldn't comment on how long the body had been there, but it was "consistent with about the period of time of her disappearance," reports The Orlando Sentinel.

Two officers began searching the woods for Dubois around 9 a.m. Thursday morning and located the body in thick foliage near railroad tracks approximately two hours later.

On Wednesday, sheriff's deputies, crime scene investigators, and a K-9 unit searched the woman's home.

Chris DuBois reported his wife missing Monday evening. DuBois told deputies he took their 3 year-old twins to day care Monday morning, and his wife was gone when he returned about 45 minutes later.

Officials say the woman's wallet was left behind, and her vehicle was in the driveway.

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