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Two charged in "grisly" death of Pa. teacher

Nicole Mathewson

Facebook, via CBS affiliate WHP

LANCASTER, Pa. - A teenager and another man have been charged in what prosecutors are calling the "grisly" murder of a sixth-grade teacher in her home.

Nicole Mathewson, 32, was found dead on Monday after she failed to show up to work.

"It's an absolutely devastating crime. It's grisly. We're not going to go into the details, exactly how she was killed. That will come out at an appropriate time. It's appalling," said Lancaster District Attorney Craig Stedman, according to CBS affiliate WHP.

On Tuesday morning, a 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with criminal homicide, burglary and criminal conspiracy in the case, and last night 25-year-old Thomas Moore was arrested and charged with homicide, burglary, criminal conspiracy, robbery, receiving stolen property and access device fraud.

WHP reports that the arrests were prompted by anonymous tips.

Police say the boy told them he and another person went to Mathewson's home intending to steal items. Police say the two "applied force" to Mathewson, who taught for seven years at Brownstown Elementary School.