Meghan Marohn: Remains of NY teacher found 5 MONTHS after she disappeared on solo hiking trip
LEE, MASSACHUSETTS: The remains of 42-year-old English teacher Meghan Marohn, who has been missing since March 27 while on a hiking trip in Lee, are believed to be found on September 1. According to the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office, a person discovered the remains in a heavily wooded area near Fox Drive in Lee.
The update comes after authorities previously discovered her car near Longcope Park on Church Street on March 29, the day Marohn was reported missing by her family. Massachusetts State Police posted an update on their Facebook page. The statement said, "On Thursday evening [Sept 1], a civilian discovered a partial set of remains in a heavily wooded area near Fox Drive in Lee. Lee Police, the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, the Massachusetts State Police Special Emergency Response Team, and the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section responded to the find. Police have since located additional remains believed to be the same missing person." "The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has taken custody of the remains to make a positive identification," the statement continued.
Case of missing Meghan Marohn
Marohn's brother, Peter Naple, said his sister was on a solo trip when she disappeared and had spoken to him earlier on March 27 from her hotel room at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge. "She was having a bowl of soup and reading her book. I said I’d speak with her tomorrow. And that was the last I heard from her,” Naple said according to The Daily Beast.
Marohn's family also offered a $50,000 reward for clues leading to her safe return. In addition, Naple has set up a website called FindMeghanMarohn.com. The website includes photos, information, and a comment section to help in the search for his sister. The hashtag #findmeghanmarohn has also been set up on social media.
Regarding the discovery of the remains, Naple said, according to The Berkshire Eagle, "Even though they are going to continue to determine that those are Meghan's remains, we are fairly certain it is her. And we’re heartbroken. She has left a large void. There are a lot of people that are going to miss her tremendously. The world as we know it has changed knowing this news.”