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NC teacher found dead in Mexico laid to rest

Posted December 16, 2018 4:02 p.m. EST
Updated December 16, 2018 11:54 p.m. EST

— A North Carolina teacher whose body was found in Mexico last month was laid to rest in Davidson on Saturday, according to NBC affiliate WCNC.

Patrick Braxton-Andrew, 34, "died on October 28 at the hands of a criminal organization that operates in the area where he was traveling,” according to a post made last week by a Facebook page that had been providing updates on the Davidson Spanish teacher.

His body was recovered in November.

According to WCNC, Braxton-Andrew may have been mistaken for a Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

According to the Davidson College Alumni Facebook page, 34-year-old Braxton-Andrew disappeared after going on a walk in Urique, Mexico.

The U.S. State Department is working with the Mexican government to bring Braxton-Andrew's killer to justice.