Suspended Pennsylvania school teacher's murder was 'a crime of passion,' investigators say

Suspended Pennsylvania school teacher's murder was 'a crime of passion,' investigators say

Suspended Pennsylvania school teacher's murder was 'a crime of passion,' investigators say

As WTAE-TV reports, DelTondo was suspended in November from the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, after the anonymous leak of an Aliquippa police report from 2016 that said she had been found in a parked vehicle with a 17-year-old former male student.

But the engagement was broken off, and months later, she was the victim of confidential information leaked from the Aliquippa Police concerning her and a former student. Police have ruled the death a homicide.

Rachael DelTondo, 32, came back from a trip to the ice cream shop Sunday evening on Mother's Day when several bullets struck her outside her family's home in Aliquippa, KDKA reported. Officials there had received an anonymous email containing a police report saying DelTondo had been found in a parked auto with a 17-year-old former student.

The report said she was busted with the teenager at 2am.

Investigators said they believe DelTondo knew the shooter and evidence showed her murder was "a crime of passion", the report stated.

Another neighbour, Dan Casper, added: "I don't know why that happened".


Authorities are now searching for the person who approached DelTondo within minutes of being dropped off and shot her, Lozier told Newsweek.

The former elementary school teacher was placed on paid suspension in October 2017 after Pennsylvania Cyber officials received an email from an anonymous sender about a police report detailing inappropriate contact between DelTondo and an underage student, Brian Hayden, Pennsylvania Cyber's CEO, told Fox News. DelTondo told police that the teen was upset and they were friends who were just talking. No charges were filed.

"The reason this report was not filed in February 2016 with the Aliquippa School District, Children and Youth Services and a mandated report to the Department of Education was because it was an attempted cover up", the second email reads.

KDKA cites sources saying the alleged police leak about DelTondo also prompted a Pa. state police investigation of the Aliquippa Police, with DelTondo cooperating.

Pennsylvania State Police opened an investigation in December into the Aliquippa police on misuse of law enforcement data from the state's Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network, state police spokesman Ryan Tarkowski told the newspaper on Tuesday. We express our sympathy to her family, friends, and coworkers.

The family, who had already put down a $4,600 non-refundable deposit, told the salon they would like to pay the balance and receive the dress so they could sell it, but said the designer never delivered the gown and refused to refund their deposit. Her mom, Lisa DelTondo, bought her a $10,000 wedding dress from Anne Gregory Bridal in Dormont. But four months later, DelTondo and her fiance called off the wedding.

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