20/20: Who Was Lyntell Washington and What Was Her Cause of Death?

A WORKPLACE romance ended in tragedy when a school teacher died.

When police investigated Lyntell Washington’s murder, they realized they didn’t have to look too far to find the culprit.

Before the tragic turn of events, Lyntell was an acclaimed Teacher of the Year at her institution


Before the tragic turn of events, Lyntell was an acclaimed Teacher of the Year at her institutionPhoto credit: ABC

Who was Lyntell Washington?

Lyntell Washington, 40, was a schoolteacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

At the time of her death, she was working at the city’s Brookstown Middle Magnet Academy.

Lyntell, the school’s Teacher of the Year, had a daughter with her former partner Darren Glasper.

While teaching at Magnet Academy, she had an affair with her married assistant principal, Robert Marks.

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At some point during their secret romance, Lyntell became pregnant with Robert’s child.

In early June 2016, Lyntell was reported missing after a passerby named Leslie Parms found the governess’ three-year-old daughter in a blood-covered parking lot.

Leslie recalled on ABC’s 20/20: “I started asking her, ‘Well, where’s mom? Where’s mom’s car?’ And she pointed to her mother’s car.”

What was Lyntell’s cause of death?

Days later, on Tuesday, June 14, law enforcement discovered Lyntell’s lifeless body in the community of Iberville, New York.

When officers completed their autopsy, they revealed that the governor’s cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

The faculty released a statement on behalf of the school, saying: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Lyntell Washington and her unborn baby.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time of sadness.

“Ms. Washington was a valued member of our team and will be remembered for the impact she had on the many lives she touched through her work in our district.”

Deborah Roberts (pictured left) speaks to investigators near Lyntell's case in 20/20


Deborah Roberts (pictured left) speaks to investigators near Lyntell’s case in 20/20Photo credit: ABC

On December 17, 2021, former assistant principal Robert Marks was convicted of kidnapping, second-degree murder and first-degree fetus in connection with Lyntell’s murder.

On February 14, 2022, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

How can I watch Lyntell’s episode 20/20?

Lyntell’s murder case is retold in an episode of ABC’s 20/20 entitled The Barefoot Witness.

True Crime viewers can learn even more details on October 7, 2022 when The Barefoot Witness premieres on the aforementioned network.

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This Friday, Deborah Roberts anchors the show scheduled at 9 p.m. EST, but there are plenty of streaming options available for those who miss the first airing.

When the episode’s cable premiere ends, viewers can catch the special by streaming it on Hulu.

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DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: devancole@dailynationtoday.com.

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