Married Couple Aric Babbitt, Matthew Deyo Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide had been accused of sexually abusing boy

Aric Babbitt & Matthew Dayo

Duluth News Tribune – Teacher Aric Babbitt and Matthew Deyo were found dead Thursday on Lopez Island, in the San Juan Islands in the northwest corner of the state about 100 miles north of Seattle. They died of gunshots wounds. Babbitt was a 1998 graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

Babbitt, a teacher at Lincoln Center Elementary since 2002, was put on paid leave by South St. Paul schools after the district learned of the allegations Aug. 17, Superintendent Dave Webb said.