Body of elementary teacher found in Snohomish

Body of elementary teacher found in Snohomish
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 57-year-old woman as Kathleen E. Jenks, of Snohomish. (Snohomish School District)

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — 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.

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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.