LEE, Mass. (WWLP) — Police in Massachusetts have found a body presumed to be missing Shaker High School teacher Meghan Marohn. Marohn, 42, of Delmar, went missing while on a hiking trip in Lee on March 27.
According to the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office, a person discovered the remains in a heavily wooded area near Fox Drive in Lee. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner took custody of the remains to make a positive identification.
Police are still actively canvasing the area and said the evidence collected so far indicates the remains are of Marohn. Marohn was first reported missing on March 29 by her family. Lee Police located her vehicle that same day at Longscope Park.
Over the last few months, teams from Lee Police, Lee Fire, the Massachusetts State Police Lee Barracks, Massachusetts State Police K9 and Airwing, Massachusetts State Police Special Emergency Response Team, Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, Albany County Sheriff’s Department, and the Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue Team have been searching for her.
Police are still investigating the incident. The North Colonie Central School District released this statement about Marohn, who was an English teacher at Shaker High:
The North Colonie CSD community is devastated to share that investigators located and recovered human remains that are presumed to be Shaker High School English Teacher Meghan Marohn. Meghan was a valued member of our school community and the news of her death impacts us all. The district is focused on supporting its students, teachers, staff and the community. The district will be offering counseling services for those who would like to receive support. Details about support opportunities will be shared directly with faculty, staff and families.
In a message to NEWS10’s Cassie Hudson, Meghan Marohn’s brother Peter Naple says, “as you can understand my family and I are heartbroken right now. These last 5 months have been a sad but somewhat hopeful time. Today we are just sad. As far as any information given to the family, all we know is basically what was said in the press release and are just waiting to hear more information from the authorities.”