Christopher Tully: Award winning teacher bolts from car and runs away Found

UPDATE:  1/25/14 – I was so hoping that Tully would be found alive, but unfortunately his body has been found in the Schuylkill River, according to police and his family members.

A body was pulled from the Schuylkill around 1:20 p.m. The body was discovered in the water off Kelly Drive near the Falls Bridge in East Falls.  The body was confirmed to belong to Christopher Tully.


UPDATE 1/15/15 – A reward for information on the whereabouts of Tully has reached nearly $10,000.   The money is being raised on a GoFundMe.com page as the search continues for 40-year-old Christopher Tully.


Previous story:  Christopher Tully a teacher at the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick, Pennsylvania has been missing since Jan 6, 2015.

Christopher lives on the 2600 block of S. 16th Street and has Bipolar Disorder and has may have not taken his medication and may be walking the streets.

Eddie Tully, his brother, who is a well-known Philadelphia DJ and real estate agent and also was on the TV show “Dance Party USA” with Christopher in the 1980’s  stated that Christopher was with his parents in their car near City Avenue and Ridge Avenue when he unexpectedly got out of the car and ran away, reports NBC Philadelphia.

“It’s been so many days with the weather that I am afraid,” Christopher’s mother, Mary Tully told NBC Philadelphia. She said Christopher was going through depression recently and that they were taking him to get help when he jumped out of the car.

Christopher received an award for Outstanding Career and Technical Education Teacher in 2014.  On Christopher’s website it said, “After spending 18 years in Television and Film production, Christopher Tully made the leap into education in the Philadelphia School District and most recently developed the website CTEduOnline.com that promotes Career and Technical Education.

“Mr Tully, who’s worked for the school for the last 12 years, is an exemplary teacher,” MBIT Administrative Director Katherine Strouse said. “Our school is extremely concerned about the well-being of Mr. Tully and appreciates thoughts, prayers and any assistance anyone can offer to police in this searc

If you know of Christopher’s whereabouts, please call the South Detective Division at 215-686-3013.

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  1. Living with bipolar disorder or any mental health diagnosis is very challenging. When someone is in a manic phase, he or she will do things that that are dangerous or act in a way that is incongruent with how he she usually acts. One thing the family and friends can do is make copies of a recent photo and attach who to contact, diagnosis, diagnosis and what he normally takes for medication and the name of the MD who is treating him. Fax copies to the local emergency rooms, mental health centers and the police.