Who Murdered the Scandal-Plagued Pennsylvania Teacher Shot Dead in Her Driveway?

Playing Mystery Surrounds Why Pennsylvania Teacher Was Gunned Down on Mother’s Day

A Pennsylvania teacher was found shot to death on Mother’s Day in her mom’s driveway as she was facing allegations of inappropriate conduct with a teenager.

The slain teacher, 33-year-old Rachael Deltondo, was shot at least 10 times. Police have not announced any suspects in her murder. 

Two years ago, police said they found Deltondo inside a car with steamed-up windows in a parking lot at 2 a.m. Reclining in the passenger seat, they say, was a 17-year-old who the teacher identified as a former student. 

John Paul, a reporter with BeaverCountian.com, spoke to Inside Edition about the case

"[Deltondo] had told authorities that she had known him, he was a friend, and he needed someone to confide in and she had been there for him," he said. 

She also told police she "didn't want her fiancé to know that she was here parked because he would get mad," according to the Aliquippa Police Dept.

No charges were filed, but her fiancé reportedly called off the wedding.

Deltondo was later suspended by the school after the police report was leaked to local media. 

"It was delivered anonymously to me along with the school that she taught at and several other news organizations," Paul said. "[It was] very embarrassing for her. She was distraught."

Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier is investigating the murder.

"It is shameful that this woman was painted with a police report that had been written that did not result in criminal charges," he told Inside Edition. 

On Mother's Day, the teacher drove to a local ice cream parlor. When she returned to her parents' home, she walked up the driveway, where her killer unleashed a withering barrage of gunfire at close range.

Police have not named a suspect.

"They think this was a crime of passion," Paul added. "They think that she knew her killer. They do not think this was a random attack and they do not think that the public is in danger."

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