Wilde Lake High School teacher Laura Wallen, reported missing last week, was found dead Wednesday in a shallow grave in a secluded field in Damascus, Montgomery County police said. Police said they have arrested Wallen’s boyfriend in her death.
Tyler Tessier was arrested Wednesday and will be charged in her murder, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said. Police do not know of a motive. Medical examiners will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The 31-year-old social studies teacher from Olney was reported missing Sept. 5, after she failed to show up for the first day of classes. She was four months pregnant.