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Cheshire High School Teacher Died of Drug Intoxication, Drowning: Medical Examiner

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    Cheshire Mourns Teacher Found Dead

    The Cheshire school community is remembering the high school teacher who was found dead off a road on Wednesday.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 5, 2018)

    The death of a beloved Cheshire High School English teacher last month has been ruled an accident and the cause of her death was a combination of drug intoxication and drowning in a creek, according to the office of the chief medical examiner. 

    Police found the body of 48-year-old Megumi Yamamoto, of Cheshire, soon after getting a report at 5:17 p.m. on Oct. 3 that she was missing.

    The autopsy was done on Oct. 5 and the office of the chief medical examiner said Tuesday that the cause of her death was acute intoxication with dextrorphan/levorphanol, dextro/levo methorphan, and tramadol with immersion in water.

    Yamamoto, the mother of two, was a Cheshire High School English teacher and parents who spoke with NBC Connecticut said she was well-liked by her students.

    Cheshire High School Mourns After Death Teacher

    [HAR] Cheshire High School Mourns After Death Teacher

    Students and staff at Cheshire High School are in mourning after the death of a popular English teacher.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 5, 2018)

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