BREAKING: Missing Baltimore teacher found dead in his vehicle
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - (UPDATE) Today, Baltimore City police announced they have located missing Baltimore City school teacher, Gregory Dean Ferrell, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., Ferrell was located inside of his vehicle, with dark tinted windows and was discovered legally parked at the 1900 block of West Baltimore Street.
Police say "Tragically, Gregory Dean Ferrell was pronounced dead at the scene by medics."
According to detectives, Ferrell was last seen on December 29, 2017, and the disappearance is uncharacteristic of him, said police spokesperson T.J. Smith.
One of his last-known locations is believed to be Melba's Place, a club at Greenmount and 31st Street, said Smith. He was last seen there on Dec. 29.
Detectives did not observe any obvious signs of trauma or foul play.
Ferrell's body was transported to the medical examiner’s office for further examination.
Missing Persons and Homicide detectives await autopsy results for a cause of death determination.
Ferrell is a teacher at northeast Baltimore's Monarch Academy.
In a letter sent to the Monarch Academy community, school officials wrote: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Gregory Ferrell's family during this difficult time. Mr. Ferrell is a respected and very popular teacher and we are all saddened by his disappearance."
"We have made arrangements to cover his responsibilities and have supports in place at the school for the children. We are in touch with both the police and the family and will keep our school population informed of developments," the letter continued.