BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -

Authorities are investigating after an 18-year-old woman who has been missing for nearly more than weeks was found dead in southwest Florida.

Hernando County Sheriff's deputies said a missing persons report was filed on Deanna Lee Stires on New Year's Day.

Authorities said Sunday that they had recovered her body over the weekend.

Deputies said they are investigating to determine how Stires died.

No other details were released.