Berkshire County DA confirms human remains are those of Shaker High teacher Meghan Marohn

LEE, Mass. — The human remains found in a wooded area on Thursday have been confirmed to be those of Shaker High School teacher Meghan Marohn, the Berkshire County District Attorney office said on Monday.

However, Andrea Harrington’s office has not provided any details on the cause of death or if a crime is suspected.

The human remains were found in the woods near Fox Drive in Lee, a town in Western Massachusetts. After the discovery, several law enforcement agencies swarmed to the scene.

On Friday investigators were still actively canvassing the area as part of the ongoing probe and announced it was suspected the remains were those Marohn who has been missing since March 29.

The confirmation of her identity caps several months of anxiety among family members and friends, colleagues and students in the North Colonie school district, where classes will begin on Sept. 12. A statement released last week by North Colonie school district said the community is devastated about their teacher’s then-presumed death and that “Meghan was a valued member of our school community and the news of her death impacts us all.”

Marohn’s brother, Peter Naple, of Northville said his sister went missing while on a hike near Longcope Park, a 46-acre preserve. She had stayed at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge before vanishing. Her unlocked car was found in the park’s parking lot. Her cellphone last pinged near that location, in woods that did not have any clear trails. Marohn traveled to the Berkshires for what was supposed to be a relaxing getaway.

“Meghan is a devoted and passionate high school English teacher, poet, artist, and concerned environmentalist who displays deep passion in all her endeavors,” Naple wrote about his sister on a GoFundMe page that raised nearly $21,000. “She is charismatic,

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