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Body found burned in car confirmed as missing teacher

Posted: 3:25 PM, Feb 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-07 18:45:07-05
Vigil for Kathleen Ryan to be held at St. Augustine Prep on Monday, Feb. 11.

The Lake County Coroner's Office confirmed that the body found burned in a vehicle near North Route 41 was the Milwaukee teacher who was reported missing on Saturday.

“Through dental records we positively identified the body as Kathleen Ryan, 56, of the 2300 block of East Holt Avenue, Milwaukee," said Lake County Coroner Doctor Howard Cooper. "I am awaiting additional testing before releasing the preliminary cause of Kathleen’s death."

Detectives are still working to determine what happened in this case.

Kathleen Ryan was a teacher at St. Augustine Prep.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Lake County Sheriff's Detectives at 847-377-4159.