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Community Mourning as Police Investigate Teacher's Death



    Police Hunt for Clues in Killing of 2nd Grade Teacher

    Vanessa MacCormack, a 30-year-old second grade teacher in Lynn, Massachusetts, was found dead in her Revere home.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    Grief counselors will be at a Massachusetts elementary school all week after the death of a 30-year-old teacher that is being investigated as a homicide. 

    Students at Connery Elementary School in Lynn were told of the death of Vanessa MacCormack at a school assembly on Monday.

    Authorities said they found MacCormack's body inside her home at 93 Grand View Ave. in Revere on Saturday afternoon. Neighbors said she lived there with her child and significant other.

    The principal of Connery Elementary School, where MacCormack taught for five years, said the school's community is "heartbroken" over her death.

    "Vanessa was loved by students, parents, and colleagues. She was involved in every aspect of the school and a great friend to everyone on staff," Dr. Mary Dill, the principal of Connery Elementary, said in a statement.

    Investigators have released few details of her death, except to say that her body showed signs of trauma. The medical examiner's office will determine the cause and manner of death. 

    No arrests have been announced. 

    MacCormack's family posted a statement on social media saying, "She was an amazing mother, sister, daughter, friend, cousin, wife and teacher. She did not deserve this."

    Anyone with information regarding MacCormack's death is asked to call police.

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