Teacher found dead at North Texas lake


A small North Texas city is mourning the death of a teacher.

Investigators said Manuela Allen's body was found Sunday morning at Lake Cooper near Olney, in Young County.

It's not clear how Allen died but her death is being investigated as a homicide. The Texas Rangers have the case.

DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing would only confirm that Allen's home in Olney is a focus in the investigation in addition to the spot near the lake where her body was found.

Allen taught English and German classes at Olney High School, according to the Olney Independent School District's website.

"We are deeply saddened at the passing of Manuela Allen. This is a tragic loss to the staff and students of Olney High School, but even more devastating to her family. The circumstances surrounding her death are terrible to contemplate, but we have the utmost confidence in the current investigation by law enforcement. We hope that all who are grieved by Mrs. Allen's passing will find peace," the school district said in a statement.

The Texas Rangers said they would release more information later in the investigation.