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Popular High School English Teacher ID'd As Missing Person Found Dead In Cheshire

An area teacher reported missing has been found dead.
An area teacher reported missing has been found dead. Photo Credit: Google Maps Street View

A woman found dead shortly after she was reported missing has been identified as a much-beloved teacher at Cheshire High School.

Megumi Yamamoto, 48, the head of the school’s English Department, was reported missing Wednesday around 5:17 p.m. to Cheshire police in the area of Mixville Road by Marion Avenue, said the state police.

After an on-scene investigation, Yamamoto' body was located about a half-mile from her home, near where she had been reported missing, they added.

Officials declined to reveal who had made the missing person report but did say it was not a family member.

Connecticut State Police Major Crimes detectives, who have assumed the case, spent Thursday interviewing neighbors.

Police have declined to reveal how Yamamoto died or whether there are any persons of interests.

Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey F. Solan sent an email to the school community Thursday saying only that Yamamoto had died.

The investigation is continuing. 

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