DENVER (CBS4) – Eric Cobain, 49, has been arrested in the murder of 41-year-old teacher Melissa Wright. Wright was found dead in the 7100 block of East Lowry Boulevard in Denver on Saturday.
An autopsy was completed and the cause of death was from multiple gunshot wounds.READ MORE: Mom Fights With Insurance Company To Get Disabled Daughter Wheelchair
The Cherry Creek School District confirmed Wright was a math teacher for students with severe educational disabilities at I-Team Manor. Earlier this year, she was named a Golden Heart Honoree for her efforts to combine work-based learning and math in the form of a school-based business, Moondream Esentials.
“[Wright] consistently goes the extra mile for her students, whether it’s helping them start a business or get access to critical supplies,” fellow teacher Kristin Louise wrote back in March. “Melissa has so much empathy and intuition for how to support students I admire that she’s always willing to learn more so she can keep growing as a person, which is so inspirational.”READ MORE: MSU Denver Offers COVID Vaccine Incentive With Scholarship Drawing
Cobain is being held for investigation of first degree murder.
The arrest affidavit is sealed and not available at this time.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Denver Moves Focus From Quantity To Localized, Targeted Population