The Melbourne Police Department is investigating what happened that lead to the death of the woman who was a finalist for the 2016 Teacher of the Year.
Sandra Cook, a math teacher at Rockledge High School was found dead in her home on Monday morning. The body of her estranged husband Ricky Wayne Cook was also found in the home.
Police have called to the home after relatives for the teacher became worried when she did not come into work.
Police found Sandra lying in her bed with gunshot wounds.
The cause of Ricky’s death was not released by investigators.
Sandra had petitioned for a divorce in early January. The proceedings were in their initial stages. There were no restraining orders or injunctions filed with the courts.
Sandra was one of six finalists for Brevard County 2016 Teacher of the Year award.