Police believe they may have found the remains of a kindergarten teacher who was last seen bailing a man out of jail.
Cathryn Gorospe taught at Arrowhead Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona.
Police are not releasing information about where the body was found until an investigation of that area is complete, according to the Arizona Daily Sun. Police believe the body is Gorospe, but they are waiting for official identification to be sure.
Authorities confirmed that Gorospe and Mazahn had a romantic relationship, CBS 5 reports.
Gorospe’ roommate reported her missing after she left town to bail Charlie Malzahn out of jail on Friday, October 6, according to Fox 10. Malzahn, 27, had been in jail since August for theft and weapons-related charges.
It was later discovered that Malzahn attempted to purchase items at a mall with Gorospe’s credit and debit cards, TIME reports. He was spotted driving the teacher’s SUV and he engaged in a chase with police before crashing the vehicle. Blood was reportedly found in that vehicle according to AZ Central. Deer Valley Unified School District announced the death of the teacher on Saturday.
Before his arrest, Malzahn was accused of physically assaulting a female student at her Arizona State University dorm room on Sunday night, according to Fox 10 Phoenix.
In that incident, the suspect asked for a bottle of water from the victim. She gave him a bottle of water and asked him to leave. Instead, he allegedly punched her in the face multiple times and threw her on the ground.
[Photos: Facebook and Arizona Department of Corrections]