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Body of Missing Teacher Found

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Rochester: Body of Missing Teacher Found
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The search for a missing Wayne County teacher has ended after search crews found his body Saturday morning.

Authorities say family members, who were at the scene, identified the body of Frederick Dunn after a search crew found him along the shoreline shortly after 10 a.m.

The search for the missing teacher had picked up again early Saturday morning in the Town of Huron.

"Around 7:30 a.m., search was resumed using ground crews from New York State Park Rangers and several members from local fire departments," said Wayne County Undersheriff Rick House.

House says crews searched land and water at the end of Dutch Street near Lake Ontario.
And not even three hours later, a crew found Dunn's body lying on the shoreline about 500 yards east of the street.

"There's no visible signs of trauma or any signs of foul play," said House.

Dunn had been missing since Wednesday. He was last seen at the town grocery store Bob's Big M. Police say the 48-year old left the North Rose-Wolcott school, where he taught music, telling the students he needed to run an errand. His car was later found in the area where authorities were searching.

Friday a Facebook page was set up about Dunn where students, friends and strangers expressed hope that he would be found safe. Saturday afternoon a relative of Dunn's posted a brief statement asking for prayers as well as privacy at this time.

"The investigation is continuing into the circumstances surrounding his death," said House.

The undersheriff says Dunn's body has been taken to Newark Wayne Community Hospital for an autopsy.

Search crews found the body of a missing Wayne County teacher shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Frederick Dunn, 48, a teacher in the North Rose-Wolcott School District, was missing since Wednesday night after he left a play practice at the school. He told people he had to run some errands.

The body was found along the shoreline of Lake Ontario about 500 yards from Dutch Street in Huron. His vehicle was found nearby on Thursday. Several rescue units and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office helped in the search.

"The family was here and the family has identified the individual as Frederick Dunn and his body has been removed for an autopsy at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital," said Wayne County Undersheriff Rick House.

Undersheriff House said there were no signs of trauma or foul play. The investigation into the death continues. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP