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Brief: Body Found in Bordeaux ID'd as CAHS Teacher

Jan. 14, 2008 — A St. Thomas man found dead over the weekend in Estate Bordeaux has been identified by police as 45-year-old Charles Howard Henry, a health and physical education teacher at Charlotte Amalie High School.
Police are waiting for the results of an autopsy report to determine Henry's cause of death, according to VIPD spokeswoman Melody Rames. In a news release Sunday, Melvin Venzen, district deputy chief of police, stated that there were no "apparent signs of trauma or visible wounds" on Henry's body, which was found around 9:50 p.m. Saturday, lying in the grass by a vehicle near the old Bordeaux tennis courts.
Police questioned and released another man who was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with Henry before he died.
A recent news release from the Education Department states that counseling services will be immediately provided to CAHS students and staff.
"The administration of CAHS has been notified of Mr. Henry's passing and will be implementing aspects of their crisis plan beginning Monday," Jeanette Smith-Barry, acting superintendent of schools for the St. Thomas-St. John district, said in the release.
Calling Henry's death "quite a shock," Smith-Barry, also a longtime CAHS principal, added that her office stands ready to "offer support during this trying time."

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