On Tuesday an autopsy concluded that Melissa Jenkins, a Vermont school teacher, had been murdered. Police are currently not revealing the cause of death.
Jenkins, 33, was a science teacher at St. Johnsbury Academy. The teacher's car had been found running on the side of the road Sunday night with her 2-year-old son, Tie, inside, ABC News reported. The single mom's body was discovered on Monday.
While the cause of death is not currently exposed, Jenkins uncle, Marty Beattie, told ABC that he thinks that police have enough evidence to make an arrest soon.
I cannot disclose the details of how the body was found or the condition of the body, but this death is considered suspicious, Detective Sargent Walter Smith said in a statement on Monday. We don't know if it's an isolated incident. We expect the public to use all diligence and vigilance while out and about.
While the condition and details surrounding the body have been kept hush, the Associated Press stated that signs of a struggle were found near the abandoned vehicle. ABC reports that Jenkins family believes that the single mom went to help someone with car trouble, but exactly whom she planned to meet is a mystery.
She left her house with the idea, I think, to try to help somebody, and that's as far as I'm going to go with that, because I don't want to damage any investigation, Eric Berry, Jenkins cousin by marriage told ABC.
Jenkins son is currently with his maternal grandparents. They are currently working out the situation with B.J. Robertson, the child's father.