Missing West Michigan Teacher's Body Found After Husband Left Note, Killed Himself

Missing West Michigan Teacher's Body Found After Husband Left Note, Killed Himself

Missing West Michigan Teacher's Body Found After Husband Left Note, Killed Himself

Allegan County Undersheriff Michael Larsen said earlier Wednesday that the body was found partially buried near Swan Creek Marsh in Valley Township, west of Allegan. Her body was found Tuesday. "It was in that location that officers were able to find a body in a shallow grave that has only been recently identified as Theresa Lockhart".

The autopsy didn't show how exactly Theresa Lockhart was killed and Armold declined to share exactly what her husband had said in the note.

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Portage Department of Public Safety Director Nicholas Armold said that after Christopher Lockhart, the main person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, was found dead of an apparent suicide Tuesday, officers found a note in which Lockhart confessed to killing his wife and leaving her body in the state game area.

Christopher Lockhart and Theresa Lockhart. He left a suicide note and a hand-drawn map beside him.

Investigators say Christopher Lockhart hanged himself in his basement Tuesday.

In his note, Lockhart reportedly wrote that he and his wife had argued and he snapped. "To be truthful, he seemed rather lackadaisical in his attitude... definitely not the attitude of a loving husband whose wife is missing".

A 154 day investigation ensued into her whereabouts, Portage police said. A friend of Theresa said that prior to her disappearance, Theresa had said the couple were "hitting a really rough patch".

"My heart is breaking that a special life has been taken away but we now have closure as to what and when".

Theresa family said they will plan a proper memorial and thank the community for their continued support.

Theresa Lockhart was well liked by her colleagues and students.

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