Body of elementary teacher found in Snohomish
The body of a woman discovered in Snohomish has been identified as that of a missing school teacher.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 57-year-old woman as Kathleen E. Jenks, of Snohomish.
Investigators said her body was found by someone walking near the 6300 block of Snohomish Cascade Drive about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
According to deputies, Jenks was reported missing Monday.
The medical examiner’s office said the cause of her death was hypothermia and the manner of death was an accident.
Jenks was a second-grade teacher at Little Cedars Elementary School.
In a letter to families, the principal of Little Cedars wrote in part: “We have learned that 2nd-grade teacher Kathy Jenks recently unexpectedly passed away. We are heartbroken by this news.”
The letter also said Jenks had worked at the school since 2017 and was a teacher in the Shoreline School District for 27 years.