FBI awaits autopsies on 5 found dead in New Mexico
January 12, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal investigators in New Mexico are trying to piece together the final moments of two sisters and their children who were found dead on tribal land just days after authorities issued an alert that they were missing and might be in danger.
The FBI on Wednesday was waiting for preliminary autopsy reports on the five bodies found in a remote area on the western edge of Santa Ana Pueblo.
Relatives have identified the bodies as sisters Vanessa and Leticia George and their three young daughters, FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said. While authorities are unsure about the cause of death, he said foul play by another party isn't suspect.