Body of Christopher Tully Found

A body found in the Schuylkill river today has been confirmed to be that of the missing teacher, bringing a long, sad search to an end.

tully-400x400Earlier today a body was found by Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue (GPSAR) floating in the Schuylkill River, not far from the spot on City Line Avenue where 40-year-old Christopher Tully — distraught and in a panic — jumped out of his parents’ car on his way to a clinic in Horsham on January 6th.

Though the Philly PD was not releasing any information about the “John Doe” pending a formal identification by the medical examiner, the family is confirming that the body is that of Tully.

“This has been confirmed to be Christopher Tully, father of three, award-winning educator, brother, son, and friend,” read a short statement on helpfindtully.com, a web site dedicated to the search.

The morning he disappeared, the beloved teacher and father of three ran away from the car and his parents lost sight of him, leading to a mystery that has left friends and family deeply concerned.

Though his brother, Eddie, and other loved ones continued to hope for the best, Eddie told us last week that the ferocity of the weather had him concerned. Additionally, it was initially reported that Tully’s cell phone was active for a few hours after he disappeared, but it actually died within minutes. GPSAR searched the same area last weekend for Tully.