Colleen Ritzer Murder Case, Wiki, Net Worth, Age, Nationality, Career

Colleen Ritzer

Colleen Ritzer was an American high school teacher and entrepreneur from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Colleen worked as a math teacher at Danvers High School, according to sources.

Ritzer was a well-liked teacher who was always willing to assist his students. She also stayed late after school to assist her students with their studies. She was approachable and friendly to her students.

According to reports, Colleen E. Ritzer was raped and murdered on October 22, 2013 by a student named Philip Chism. In this article, we will tell you about Colleen Ritzer’s murder case and autopsy.

Quick Facts

Full Real NameColleen E. Ritzer.
Colleen Ritzer.
Age (at the time of death)24 years old (in 2013).
Cause of DeathMurder.
ProfessionHigh School Teacher and Entrepreneur.
Date of Birth13 May 1989 (Saturday).
Date of Death22 October 2013 (Tuesday).
Place of BirthLawrence, Massachusetts, United States.
Place of DeathDanvers, Massachusetts, United States.
Date of Burial28 October 2013.
Alma materAndover High School.
Assumption College.
Salem State College.
Height (approx.)In Feet Inches: 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.)In Kilograms: 55 kg.
Eye ColorBlue.
Hair ColorDark Blonde.
Zodiac SignTaurus.

Colleen Ritzer Biography

Colleen Ritzer was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 13, 1989. She was born into a well-established family and practiced Christianity. According to sources, Colleen Ritzer was 24 years old (at the time of her death in 2013).

Colleen was a woman of many talents. According to sources, Colleen received her high school diploma from Andover High School. She then enrolled in Assumption College for her higher education.

She later began working as a teacher at Danvers High School. According to media reports, she was also pursuing her higher education at Salem State College while working as a teacher. Unfortunately, the much-loved math teacher died at the age of 24.

Colleen Ritzer was of White Caucasian ethnicity, according to sources. She was a Christian, and her birth sign was Taurus. Colleen Ritzer was the eldest child in her family, according to her family details at the time. Her father, ‘Thomas Ritzer,’ is a wealthy businessman. Her mother’s name is ‘Peggie Ritzer.’

She has two siblings named ‘Laura Ritzer’ (sister) and ‘Daniel Ritzer’ (brother) (brother). Her siblings were very close to her.

Colleen Ritzer
Colleen Ritzer (Source: Twitter)

Murder of Colleen Ritzer

Colleen Ritzer was murdered on October 22, 2013, by a 14-year-old student, according to sources. Colleen, according to sources, stayed after school as usual to assist the students. Ritzer asked Philip Chism (a student) to stay with her after school on October 22nd. According to sources, Chism was a shy student who had recently relocated from Clarksville, Tennessee. Colleen Ritzer was in the classroom with Chism when Colleen Ritzer attempted to talk to Philip about Tennessee.

Ms. Ritzer, according to the other student, changed the subject when she realized Philip was upset about Tennessee’s conversation. Colleen went to the bathroom after a while (before 3:00 p.m.). Philip followed her a few minutes later. All of this was captured on CCTV. According to the video, Chism covered his face with his hoodie. After entering the bathroom, Philip, according to sources, pulled out a boxcutter and his gloves.

He then scared Colleen Ritzer from behind. He also used a cutter to cut Colleen’s throat 16 times. According to sources, Philip Chism also raped Colleen.

He then walked out of the restroom. He returned to the bathroom after 10 minutes, having changed his jacket with a large dustbin. Philip Chism, according to Wikipedia, dumped Ritzer’s body about 20 feet into the woods.

Colleen was 24 years old at the time of the murder, and Philip was 14 years old. Chism was found guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated rape, and armed robbery on December 15, 2015. Philip Chism was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.

According to sources, Colleen Ritzer was laid to rest on October 28, 2013. Afolleen’s murder of her family members inspired the creation of a scholarship fund website. Kindness for Colleen was also launched as a program. Ritzer was a popular teacher at the school.

Colleen Ritzer Murder Net worth

Colleen Ritzer Murder’s net worth was about $3 million.


  • There is no accurate information about Colleen’s career available.
  • Before her murder, she was a full-time math teacher at Danvers High School.
  • However, no accurate information about Ritzer’s love life or boyfriend is available.
  • According to sources, she was unmarried.
  • According to her mother’s social media posts, Ritzer’s favorite festival was Halloween.
  • Every Halloween, Colleen donned a new costume.