A Massachusetts elementary school teacher was found dead in her home this weekend under suspicious circumstances.
MassLive reports that Vanessa MacCormick was discovered unresponsive in her Revere home on Saturday afternoon. Police have reportedly characterized the sudden death as suspicious but have not yet ruled it a homicide.
MacCormick, who reportedly gave birth to a daughter just over a year ago, was a well-liked second-grade teacher at Connery Elementary School in Lynn.
“Our school community is heartbroken,” school principal Dr. Mary Dill said in a statement.
“Vanessa was loved by students, parents and colleagues. She was involved in every aspect of the school and a great friend to everyone on the staff. She will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.”
Revere police told MassLive that Vanessa’s body showed signs of trauma, but the precise cause of death is pending a medical examination.
Authorities are asking the public for help with any information that might help with the sudden death investigation.
“While the facts and circumstances do not immediately suggest a random incident, authorities said the investigation is still in its early stages,” police said in a statement.
“Any observation of people, vehicles, or activity could be helpful and no piece of information is too small to share.
WBZ-TV reports that Vanessa’s husband Andrew visited the home on Saturday to get some items for the couple’s baby. He was seen crying at the home but did not speak to reporters.
A neighbor told the news station that he never saw or heard any signs of trouble at the home.
“There were no arguments, no parties, no anything,” he said.
Vanessa’s sister also spoke to the news station, saying that her late sister deeply loved her whole family and was thrilled to be a mother to her young daughter.
“Words could never describe my sister,” Angela Masucci said.
“My sister was the world’s best mother, she did everything for her daughter and had so many plans for her. She never missed an opportunity to bring her places to show off her beautiful baby.”
CrimeOnline will provide an update when more information becomes available.
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