What led tot Margo Taryn Khalili a Vail Mountain elementary school teacher being found dead after leaving local Halloween party?
Margo Taryn Khalili, 26, was last seen leaving a party in Vail Village around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and taking a bus home to East Vail. What happened to the teacher who was a permanent substitute teacher at local June Creek Elementary School in Edwards, Colo- remained a mystery.
Vail Police took a missing persons report at 8:44 a.m. Thursday.
It wasn’t until around 1.45pm that a Vail Mountain Rescue crew found the missing woman’s body in Gore Creek, a popular fly fishing spot east of Bighorn Park ABC 7 Denver reported. According to cops, the sub teacher lived close to the spot where she was found.
The nature and cause of Margo Khalili‘s death was not immediately made public pending further investigations.
Police did not immediately suspect foul play — but remain uncertain about what exactly occurred.
‘We don’t know if she got lost in the dark and ended up falling or not,’ Vail police Commander Ryan Kenney told press. ‘We are not sure if hypothermia played a role in it, but she did end up in the creek. There was new snow this morning so footprints were covered over and there is not a lot for us to go on right now.’
News of Khalili’s death has has since led to Vail Mountain locals stunned.
‘People are shocked,’ Cornelius Nienaber told media. ‘They don’t know what to do. They don’t know what to think.’
‘You just feel sad, obviously, for her, her family,’ Nienaber added. ‘I mean nobody really knows right now what happened. Everybody is in the dark. You feel for her boyfriend and you feel for the staff — the people that you work with that knew her.’
Following her mystery death,Margo Khalili was warmly remembered by her school employer.
‘She was a beloved staff member and was doing a great job. We’re all shocked at losing a vibrant 26 year old who was doing great things for her students,’ Dan Dougherty, chief communications officer with Eagle County schools said.