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Published On: Mon, Oct 15th, 2012

Christopher Ryan, missing California teacher, found dead in ravine

A veteran James Logan High School teacher was found dead in San Mateo County Thursday after being reported missing earlier this week, according to school officials and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Christopher Ryan

The body of Christopher Ryan, age 54, of Redwood City, was found at the bottom of a ravine off Interstate Highway 280 and Highway 92 along the Crystal Springs Reservoir.

Ryan was reported missing by his family on Tuesday and his car was found abandoned at a parking area off the highway on Wednesday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s  Office.                

The cause of Ryan’s death is unknown, pending an autopsy.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Ryan’s family during this difficult time, and our priority is tending to the needs of our students and staff,” New Haven Unified School District Superintendent Kari McVeigh said in a statement.

Former students remembered Ryan as a passionate, creative and caring educator.

“He was always smiling,” said Jessica Tam, 22, a student in Ryan’s AP English class in 2008. “He was just so intellectual and carried a heavy appreciation for literature.”

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