A horrifying report alleges that an Iowa teacher was murdered by two students.
Just one day before she died, the teacher gave an interview to a newspaper and discussed mortality.
“We all know we are going to die,” 66-year-old Nohema Graber told the outlet.
She made this comment while discussing the town library’s display that commemorates the “Day of the Dead.”
“It’s our way of laughing at death,” she said.
The Day of the Dead is celebrated by people of Mexican heritage.
Graber’s body was later found at a local park underneath a tarp, according to officials.
She taught at Fairfield High School and was considered a leader in the community.
Two 16-year-olds were arrested and charged as adults in the killing.
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Preliminary evidence indicates that she suffered from “trauma to the head,” according to court filings. Her body was located at Chautauqua Park.
Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale, both 16, were charged as adults in the killing.
Police received a tip that Goodale posted details about planning the killing and a possible motive on social media, according to court documents. Authorities have not yet released the motive. The court documents indicated police investigators found clothing that appeared to contain blood at the homes of the teens.Advertisement
Graber was born in Xalapa, Mexico, the capital of the state of Veracruz, about 180 miles east of Mexico City. She moved to Fairfield, the hometown of her husband Paul Graber, in the 1990s. They divorced five years ago but remained close, he told The Des Moines Register.
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Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in the state to fly at half-staff Tuesday to honor the teacher.
“My heart goes out to the family, friends, colleagues, and students that are dealing with this tragic murder of Nohema Graber,” Reynolds said, according to KYouTV.com. “Ms. Graber touched countless children’s lives through her work as an educator across our state by sharing her passion of foreign language.”