Doraville teacher found dead

A Doraville teacher was found dead April 11 after being reported missing by his family.

Richard Weiner, 60, of Doraville was last seen alive leaving Curry Honda in Chamblee, according to Doraville Police. Police put out a call April 10 on social media for the public’s help in finding Weiner.

According to police, Weiner’s family said his disappearance was “extremely unusual.”

Doraville Police Captain Gene Callaway told The Champion that Doraville detectives found Weiner dead in his 2009 Mazda 5 April 11 at Gold Branch Park in Marietta. Callaway said the vehicle was found parked and no foul play was suspected.

The Facebook post from Doraville police asking for help in finding Weiner was shared more than 680 times and gathered 60 comments, most from people sharing prayers and hopes that Weiner would be found safe.

Weiner was a math teacher at the Tapestry Public Charter School in Doraville. According to his biography on the school website, Weiner had 16 years of domestic and international teaching experience prior to joining Tapestry, mostly at independent schools in the United States and in schools overseas.

Weiner taught for 10 years in Latin America, at schools in Guatemala, Venezuela and Brazil. He then transitioned to a job in insurance in Chile before moving with his wife back to the United States in 1998.

Several comments on the Facebook post from former students and parents of former students expressed disbelief in the disappearance and hope that Weiner would be found safe. A Facebook page called “Richard Weiner – Missing Person” was created to share information in hopes of finding Weiner. The page was created April 11, hours before police announced that his body had been found.

Weiner’s cause of death has not been released.

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