Massachusetts teacher found dead; suspect is 14 year old boy
Posted at: 10/23/2013 12:50 PM
| Updated at: 10/23/2013 2:16 PM
By: WNYT Staff
Colleen Ritzer, 24, found dead outside Danvers High School in Massachusetts
DANVERS, MA - A teacher has been found dead behind a Massachusetts school, and the suspect is a 14 year old boy.
That teenager is facing murder charges.
This happened in the town of Danvers, about a half hour outside of Boston.
The teacher is identified as 24 year old Colleen Ritzer.
The investigation started as a report for a missing person, after the 14 year old boy did not come home from school yesterday.
Then police received word of a teacher from Danvers High School also missing.
Investigators found blood in bathroom at the school and soon located the teacher's body.
The student was found just after midnight walking along a road.
“We have no reason to believe there are any other suspects involved. The juvenile suspect is expected to be arraigned today in Salem juvenile court on the charge of murder" says Jonathan Blodgett, Massachusetts District Attorney
All public schools in Danvers are closed today.
The suspect's name is not being released because of his age.
Police are looking into what may have been a motive.