Remains found in heavily wooded hiking area in Lee, Massachusetts identified as missing wife Meghan Marohn

On March 29, 2022, 42-year-old teacher Meghan Marohn was reported missing in Lee, Massachusetts. Almost six months later, the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office announced that Meghan’s remains had been found.

Dateline featured Meghan’s case in our Missing in America series in May and spoke with Meghan’s brother, Peter Naple.

Peter told Dateline that Meghan works at Shaker High School in Latham, New York, and was put on paid leave in March. He said his sister needed a break and decided to take a trip to the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Meghan arrived at the hostel on March 24 and planned to leave on March 30. Peter told Dateline that he texted Meghan on the night of Saturday March 26 and everything seemed fine, but when he got no response the next day he became concerned.

Peter told Dateline he called the hostel on Monday, March 28, and asked them to check on Meghan. When they entered her room, her bed was made and all her things were still there.

Nearly a month after her disappearance, in April 2022, Massachusetts State Police announced that “Meghan’s black 2017 Subaru Impreza was found parked on Church Street in Longcope Park, a heavily wooded hiking area in South Lee” on Sunday, March 27.

Peter told Dateline that Meghan’s car was unlocked and her hiking boots were found in her car, which he found extremely odd.

At the time, the Massachusetts State Police also said that “an intensive search of this area and other areas of interest in Lee by state troopers, local police and firefighters, as well as that a civilian search and rescue team did not locate Ms. Marohn”.

According to a recent Massachusetts State Police article, since April 2022, the “Lee Police, Lee Fire, Massachusetts State Police Lee Barracks, Massachusetts State Police K9 and Airwing, the The Massachusetts State Police Special Emergency Response Team, the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and the Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue Team have undertook extensive research for Marohn.

On Friday, September 2, Massachusetts State Police announced that “State police and local authorities have located and recovered human remains believed to be those of 42-year-old Meghan Marohn.” They added that “on Thursday evening, a civilian discovered partial remains in a heavily wooded area near Fox Drive in Lee.”

Berkshire District Attorney’s Office Communications Director Andy McKeever told Dateline that over the weekend the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the remains were in fact Meghan Marohn.

Peter Naple told NBC affiliate Newschannel 13 that she will be “missed by her family” and wants everyone to remember Meghan as a “deeply caring and dynamic person”.

The cause and manner of death have not yet been released in the case. The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office told Dateline the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding Meghan should contact Massachusetts State Police Detectives at 413-499-1112 or Lee Police at 413-243-5530.

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