The State Medical Examiner's Office says a North Yarmouth teacher took her own life.

Searchers looked for the 47-year-old elementary school teacher for a week before a body was found on property not far from the home she shared with her husband and children. Westra had disappeared after getting out of bed Sunday night, September 30th. Her husband reported her missing the following morning when he realized that she'd left her cellphone and car behind.

On Sunday, October 7th, searchers found the body that has now been confirmed to be Westra and WABI-TV reports the State Medical Examiner's office has ruled her death a suicide. Westra's husband says she had been experiencing some stress over renovations being done at work and at their home.

If you are contemplating suicide, help is available 24/7 at the Maine Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-888-568-1112, or at the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also chat with a counselor online.

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