Oliver Munson was a kind-hearted, recluse teacher for Elliot City Middle School in Maryland. He lived alone and had an occasional girlfriend and visited his mother and two brothers on the weekends. He was a shop teacher and graduated from the University of Maryland at East Shore. He was well-liked by his students and enjoyed working on cars in his freetime. He was one of six children. He was around 40 years old, was an african-american with black hair and brown eyes.