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UPDATED: Family says body found is that of missing woman

WALKER, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Walker Police say they believe a body found Friday morning is that of a missing woman, but they are waiting for dental records to officially confirm the information.

Yolanda Reyes' family says she was discovered Friday morning off Three Mile Road and Bristol Avenue NW in Walker.

Reyes had been missing since April 24, when her husband told police he dropped her off at work and never saw her again.

Friday evening, police said that they had reason to believe that the body was that of Reyes, due to "physical characteristics consistent with that of Ms. Reyes," but added that identification is "officially unconfirmed at this time."

Police also added that autopsy results lead them to believe the cause of death is a homicide, but say that there is no further information available at this time.

It was around 8:00 a.m. Friday when a construction worker noticed a body in mud.

"It's in an area that's being excavated and it was through the excavation process that they discovered the body," said Walker Deputy Police Chief Greg Long.

Family members tell Newschannel 3 that police have confirmed it is the body of 40-year-old Yolanda Reyes, a mother of four who went missing in the area three weeks ago.

Police aren't saying that to Newschannel 3, however.

"We can't confirm whether or not this is our  missing individual, but that's the only person we have in the City of Walker as a missing person at this point," Long said.

At this time, police say they haven't noticed any signs of foul play.

"Nothing that we can tell right now," Long said. "The body is covered in a bunch of mud still, due to the site was very muddy; they have to clean off the body to do a thorough examination."

Right now, though, family members of Yolanda Reyes are just looking for answers.