Who was Alexandra Morales and what was her cause of death?November 12, 2021
ALEXANDRA Morales made headlines in November 2021 after she was reported missing.
The 24-year-old teacher was last seen in Mexico at a concert and was later found dead on the side of the road just days after.
Who was Alexandra Morales?
Morales, 24, was known as a first-grade teacher at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
She had previously taken a leave of absence from her job and had headed to Guadalajara, Mexico to attend a concert.
Her missing persons flyer described her as a 5 feet 5 inches tall with blonde hair and brown eyes.
Morales also reportedly had a small scar on her left eyebrow and a camelia flower tattoo on her back.
Outside of an occupation and personal description, information on her personal life remains unclear.
What was her cause of death?
On November 9, 2021, Benefield officials informed parents that one of their teachers was missing.
That same day, her relatives told Principal Shonda Gipson-Stevens that she had tragically passed away.
"We were all very hopeful that they would find her and she would be returning safely but that was not the case," Sloan Roach, a spokeswoman for Gwinnett County Public Schools, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
At this time, it still remains unclear what her cause of death was as an investigation is still ongoing, however, an unidentified person has been detained in connection with the case.
A GoFundMe page had be set up two days prior and has already received almost $18,000 in donations.
What have people said about her death?
As news started to spread, many spoke highly of the former teacher saying that she "made a beautiful impact in this world."
“Ms. Morales was full of joy and loved her students,” Gipson-Stevens wrote.
Other then took to Twitter to offer their condolences.
"My condolences to all of her family and friends. I am so very sorry for this unimaginable loss. My heart breaks for you," one user wrote.
Another added: "Unfathomable loss for her family and community. Students & staff adored her. Praying for all those affected by this tragedy & those supporting them."
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