Massachusetts police are investigating the sudden death of Vanessa MacCormick, a 30-year-old Massachusetts second-grade teacher whose body was found inside her home. MacCormick was a teacher at the Connery Elementary School in Lynn.
Police found MacCormick, 30, dead on Saturday afternoon around 3:30 PM at her house in Revere, Massachusettes. While authorities found signs of trauma to the married woman’s body, the cause of death has not been disclosed.
Massachusetts State Police said that while the facts and circumstances do not immediately suggest a random incident, authorities said the investigation is still in its early stages.
Dr. Catherine C. Latham, the Superintendent of Lynn Public Schools, said that grief counselors will be made available to students at the school on Monday and throughout the week. Furthermore, Latham said MacCormack was “a talented, dedicated and passionate educator and a loyal, kind and compassionate friend and colleague.”
Massachusettes state police released a statement on MacCormick’s death:
Authorities are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a woman’s death at a Revere residence yesterday. Revere Police and emergency medical personnel responded to the Grand View Avenue scene just after 3:30 yesterday afternoon and found 30-year-old Vanessa MacCormack unresponsive. A preliminary examination revealed signs of trauma on the body and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of her death.
While the facts and circumstances do not immediately suggest a random incident, authorities said the investigation is still in its early stages. Anyone with information on MacCormack’s death, or who was present in the area of Grand View Avenue through the day yesterday, is asked to contact Revere Police at 781-286-8340 or State Police at 617-727-8817. Any observation of people, vehicles, or activity could be helpful and no piece of information is too small to share, investigators said.
Revere Police detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division are working with members of the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, which has jurisdiction over death investigations in Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, and State property within the City of Boston. They are supported by the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, uniformed troopers, and other State Police assets.
Dr. Mary Dill, the principal of Connery Elementary School, said that the “school community is heartbroken.”