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Alexandra Morales tacher Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville

Missing Georgia Elementary School Teacher Discovered Dead in Mexico: She 'Had a Wonderful Impact on This World'.

"She was the most compassionate teacher to all of her pupils, and her first-grade babies will miss her tremendously," a loved one wrote in a tribute on GoFundMe.

A missing Georgia elementary school teacher was discovered dead in Mexico this week, numerous reports claim. She was last seen on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Alexandra Morales, 24, was a first-grade teacher at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and the school's principal informed parents in a Tuesday email (obtained by WGCL, WXIA, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) that Morales did not return from a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, as expected.

Alexandra Morales tacher Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville
Elementary school teacher Alexandra Morales was discovered dead in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The school administrator stated that the authorities were actively investigating her disappearance and added, "We appreciate your continued support of our students and faculty during this trying time. I respectfully request that you keep Ms. Morales and her family in your thoughts and prayers, in the hope that she returns home safely."

However, family members verified Wednesday that Morales was discovered deceased on Tuesday. At the moment, the cause of her death is unknown. According to WSB-TV, investigators have arrested one person in connection with her death, though no other information was provided.

The Gwinnett County Police Department's spokesperson did not immediately reply to a request for comment from PEOPLE.

A loved one commented on a GoFundMe page created in her honor, "It is with great sadness that we inform you that Alexandra Morales has passed away. We appreciate your assistance and efforts throughout this trying period."

"Alexa's parents cherished her and her two brothers adored her. She had a thirst for adventure and delighted in exploring the world "Additionally, they stated. "She was the most compassionate teacher who genuinely cared about her kids, and her first-grade babies will sadly miss her. She was a devoted friend to many and a dedicated Hermana of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Seoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Alexa Morales left a lasting impression on this planet, and her legacy will live on in our hearts forever."

Yessica Ortero, a friend and former classmate, told WXIA, "[I] never imagined she would be discovered dead. You do not—you do not anticipate that. I knew she was going to a concert based on her social media posts. I'm not sure; I'm still reeling from the shock. You're right, it's depressing."

Maria Palacios, a mom, spoke to WGCL about explaining Morales's death to her 6-year-old daughter, who had Morales as a teacher.

"She was an absolute natural at it, and the children adored her. They were having so much fun," Palacios explained, adding, "Before I could finish the sentence, my daughter was already crying." I was required to react, clarifying what it meant to not return and that Ms. Morales would not return."

"Having a bilingual Latina instructor was critical to her. She was the first teacher my daughter identified with personally, and it was to her that my daughter expressed her desire to be a teacher similar to Ms. Morales "Palacios stated of her child. "I just hope her family is aware of the motivation and influence she had on her students."

Alexandra Morales was a first-grade teacher at Benefield Elementary School outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Alexandra Morales was a first-grade teacher at Benefield Elementary School outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
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