Two students charged with killing southeast Iowa high school teacher

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(Fairfield, IA) -- Two sixteen year olds are arrested and charged in the murder of a teacher at their southeast Iowa teacher.

Investigators say 66 year old Nohema Graber was reported missing in Fairfield, Iowa on Wednesday. Graber's remains were found at Chautauqua Park in Fairfield later that same day.

Officials located the remains of Nohema Graber, 66, at on Wednesday. Graber, a Spanish teacher at Fairfield High School, was reported missing Wednesday. The suspects, Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale, have both been charged with Homicide in the First Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Homicide in the First Degree. Miller and Goodale are students at Fairfield High School where Graber was a Spanish teacher. They are both being charged as adults.

The Fairfield Community School District released a statement on Thursday saying they are, "saddened by the tragic death of longtime teacher, Mrs. Nohema Graber. In her nine years with Fairfield High School, Mrs. Graber touched the lives of many students, parents, and staff."

Fairfield Community School District will not be in session on Friday, November 5th, but the high school building will be open for staff and students who want to meet with school counselors, AEA Crisis Response Team and pastor relations.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Mrs. Graber. At this time our students’ and staffs’ well-being is our top priority. As a community, we will remain united in this time of tragedy.” - Dr. Laurie Noll, FCSD Superintendent

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are heading up the investigation. No other details have been released.

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