(FOX 46 WJZY) - The body of a Mooresville teacher who went missing in Mexico at the end of October was recovered on Sunday, according to the Facebook page dedicated to him.
Patrick Braxton-Andrew, 34, disappeared while hiking, and was reportedly killed by a "criminal organization," on Oct. 28.
Friends and family had been holding out hope for his safe return, but last week they received the news of his death. It was confirmed to FOX 46 that Braxton-Andrew was killed on the day he went missing. His body had not yet been found.
"It is with a sense of relief that we are able to confirm that Patrick's body has been recovered and we will be able to bring him home soon," the Facebook post said.
Braxton-Andrew was a Spanish teacher at Woodlawn Middle School in Mooresville.
"Patrick died doing what he loved—traveling and meeting people. Join us in celebrating his life as he would want us to do. We will always remember Patrick and his joy for life. We love you PBA," family and friends wrote in a Facebook post.