Missing Mariner teacher possibly found on Pine Island
Fox 4's John Rupolo on scene in Bokeelia Video by fox4now.comvideo
BOKEELIA - On the day 45 year old Daniel Proctor received two life sentences in alabama on theft charges, he told authorities where to find the body of his former wife and then girlfriend missing Cape Coral school teacher Amy Patterson.
A body was found off of Howard Way in Bokeelia a mile from where the couple had lived. Patterson's mother who lives in Alabama spoke to reporters about the likely discovery of her daughter's body.
"Thank god he's not going to be walking the streets," said Amy Patterson's mother.
Patterson disappeared last July after failing to report for the first day of school at Mariner Middle. Proctor was a suspect and fled in her vehicle that was later found in Alabama. He was eventually caught and has given no information about Patterson until yesterday. Just before Patterson's disappearence, neighbor Joe Bailey remembers seeing her taking early morning walks.
"We thought he killed her and there are many place to hide a body here," said Bailey.
Just after Patterson's disapperance, the Texas search firm, Acqusearch was in Bokeelia looking for Patterson's body but found nothing.
The body discovered yesterday in Bokeelia is now in the hands of the medical examiner awaitng positive identification.
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