Reported missing on March 9 by her daughter, 38-year-old Diana Alejandra Keel was last seen by her husband on March 8, the Nash County Sheriff's Office said. showed up to work in the last few days. The sheriff's office said her body was found about 30 miles away from her home.
Following an autopsy on Wednesday, the police confirmed Keel's identity and said her death was being treated as a homicide.
Police questioned Keel's husband, Rexford Lynn Keel, on Tuesday, Maj. Ms Strickland of the Nash County Sheriff's office said. He has not been charged in his wife's death and has since been released. Keel has not responded to CNN's request for comment.
Investigators are also taking a second look at the death of Keel's first wife, Elizabeth Edward Keel, who died in 2006 at the same home Keel was living in today, according to a statement from Sheriff's office. t report his wife's disappearance, Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said. Keel said his wife would often leave their Nashville, North Carolina, home for several days at a time, according to Stone
She's not leaving her kids
mother of two would not have left her children behind. "My sister would not leave her kids alone," Keel's brother Mauricio told WRAL. "It's a guardian angel."
Stone said at a press conference on Wednesday that he had been told there were some " difficulties "in the Keels' marriage.
The 2006 death of Keel's first wife, Elizabeth Edward Keel, was at the time ruled by an accident by the medical examiner's office, Nash County Sheriff's office said. An autopsy indicated she died after falling and striking her forehead on the corner of concrete steps at the front of the home. Strickland told CNN that detectives were working with the FBI and other local agencies to investigate the deaths of both women.
"Definitely there is a killer on the loose and we're doing everything we can," Stone said at a news conference Wednesday.