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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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