Sister Marguerite Bartz
Sister Marguerite Bartz
Diocese of Gallup

Vehicle of Murdered Nun Found in Arizona

The vehicle of a New Mexico nun, who police say was murdered on Halloween, was found Monday in Arizona.

The nun, 64-year-old Sister Marguerite Bartz, was found dead in her New Mexico home after she didn't show up to mass on Sunday.

Bartz was serving at a church in a Navajo community near the Arizona-New Mexico border, when the FBI says she was murdered either Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Authorities were searching Monday for the woman's beige 2005 Honda CR-V with a New Jersey license plate, and they found it -- somewhere in Arizona.

FBI spokesman Darrin Jones tells the Associated Press he can't disclose where in Arizona the vehicle was found until results of an autopsy come back.

Considering there may be a nun-killer on the loose somewhere in Arizona, we called Jones to try to find out where the car was found -- he did not immediately return the call but tells the AP there should be more details released this afternoon.


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