Updated at 5 p.m.
The Florissant Police Department announced late Thursday afternoon that a body found near Prouhet Farm Road and Ferguson Lane in Bridgeton was that of Valerie Butler.
Police discovered the body of a female in the late morning hours Thursday and had not been able to positively ID the body until late afternoon.
The police identified Butler after matching her fingerprints.
Butler has been missing since Feb. 11. Maryland Heights Patch previously Butler was last seen at the in Florissant.
Florissant Police said an immediate cause of death was unclear. The St. Louis County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy.