Arrest made in Moriarty murder


MORIARTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Moriarty police have made an arrest in the murder of a woman there this weekend.

Tammie Cessna, 47, was found dead Saturday at the Super 8.

Police say there was evidence of trauma to her body – but wouldn’t give specifics.

Cessna went missing on Friday.

Early this morning 41-year-old Mark Chavez was arrested in the case.

Police aren’t saying what his relationship with Cessna was.

The office of the medical investigator will determine the exact cause of death.

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