Preliminary autopsy results on Leeanne Bearden indicate her death was a suicide by hanging. The final ruling is pending toxicology reports.
Investigators believe the 33-year-old woman died a short time after leaving her in-laws' home in Garden Ridge January 17 to go for a walk.
In a written statement, Garden Ridge Police Chief Donna O'Connor says, "Our thoughts are with the Hecht and Bearden families as they grieve the loss of their loved one. There are no words to express our appreciation to all the citizens, law enforcement agencies, Texas Search and Rescue and Heidi Search Center for their support.