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FBI investigates death of nun born in Plymouth


NAVAJO, N.M. (AP) -- Authorities believe a nun, 64, found dead in her residence on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico may have been murdered.

The FBI says Sister Marguerite Bartz failed to show up to Sunday Mass so a colleague went to check on her and found her body. Her vehicle is missing.

The FBI and state police were combing Bartz's residence at St. Berard Mission Church for evidence, and an autopsy is planned.

FBI Special Agent Darrin Jones would not say how Bartz died.

Investigators say they are seeking to speak with anyone who talked with Bartz on Halloween night or who believes they may have information related to the case.

Bartz was ministering within the Diocese of Gallup. The diocese said Bartz was born in Plymouth, Wis., in 1945.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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