North Country News
8:07 am
Tue March 27, 2012

VT Police Believe Body Is That of Beloved Teacher

The discovery of a woman's body believed to be that of a beloved teacher at a prestigious Vermont boarding school sent shudders of grief and anxiety through a small New England town a day after her SUV was found running with her unharmed 2-year-old boy inside.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Melissa Jenkins, a 33-year-old single mother, taught science at St. Johnsbury Academy, whose alumni include former President Calvin Coolidge.

Vermont police say the body was found yesterday in Barnet, a town not far from St. Johnsbury. A friend who was looking for Jenkins called police Sunday and Jenkins' vehicle was discovered that evening. An autopsy is planned today. 

B.J. Robertson, the father of the boy, would not comment on Jenkins' disappearance.

Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News. 

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