Tuesday, November 03, 2009

For the repose of Sister Marguerite

NAVAJO, N.M. -- A nun has been found dead in her residence at a church in a small community on the Navajo Indian reservation near the Arizona-New Mexico border, the FBI said Monday.

Sister Marguerite Bartz, 64, failed to show up to Sunday Mass and a colleague who went to check on her discovered her body. Investigators believe Bartz was killed sometime between Halloween night and Sunday morning, but FBI Special Agent Darrin Jones said he could not disclose any details about how she died.

The FBI and state police were searching her residence for any clues.

Authorities and officials with the Diocese of Gallup, which oversees the parish in Navajo, said they were not sure whether Bartz or the church were the target, or if the attack was a random act.

-WHDH News

I saw this on Google News. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

--the BB


susan s. said...

Prayers rise.

Fran said...

I read about this earlier - so sad, tragic.

Prayers for Sister.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

And more prayers!