No foul play suspected in teacher's death

January 31, 2011 10:10:14 AM PST
Counselors will be available this week at a high school in San Rafael after the body of a popular teacher was discovered this weekend.

Debra Schmitt, 53, was found dead Saturday in a creek bed near her home in Ross. Police say an initial exam of her body showed no signs of foul play. An autopsy will be done Monday.

Schmitt, who taught at Terra Linda High School, was last seen January 19.

Her keys and ID were left behind - along with a message on her classroom blackboard that read "thank you everyone."