WICHITA, Kan. (MCT) — Investigators confirmed Saturday that the body of a white female found near Toronto, Kan., earlier this week is that of Emily Sander, the 18-year-old Butler Community College student missing since Nov. 23.

Sander's body was positively identified by a forensic orthodontist, El Dorado Police Chief Tom Boren reported in a statement issued by e-mail.

Her body was found Thursday. Near the body, investigators found the bedspread that had been missing from Israel Mireles' El Dorado motel room.

The search continues for Mireles, 24, who has been named as the suspect in Sander's death.