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Funeral Today for Cheshire High School Teacher Found Dead Last Week

The body of Megumi Yamamoto was found off Mixville Road in Cheshire.

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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)

    Funeral services will be held today for a beloved Cheshire High School English teacher who was found dead last week and the office of the chief medical examiner said it could be another seven weeks before results are available on what caused her death. 

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

    The autopsy was done on Oct. 5 and the office of the chief medical examiner said the cause and manner of death are pending further studies. On Wednesday, officials from the office said results from the autopsy will be available six to eight weeks from the date it was done. 

    Connecticut State Police central district major crimes detectives are leading the investigation and are working with Cheshire Police Department.

    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)

    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.

    As police investigate, authorities have said there is no reason to believe there is a threat to the public.

    Funeral services will be held this morning at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire and burial will follow in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Paddock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450; or to the Owatonna Public Library, 105 N. Elm Ave., Owatonna, MN 55060; or to an organization of the donor's choice.

     

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