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Murder probe launched after two nuns found dead in home

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
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Two Catholic nuns have been found dead in their home in Mississippi, USA, police said.

Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee said an officer found them after they did not report to work as usual.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said it appears the nuns were murdered.

He did not release a motive and it was not clear if their religious work had anything to do with the killings.

The assistant police chief said it is too early to say how the nuns died, but it appears they were not shot. Mr Lee said both nuns are nurse practitioners.

One is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky.

The other is part of the School Sisters of St Francis in Milwaukee.