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FBI awaits autopsies for 5 found dead in New Mexico

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.

FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said investigators believe the bodies are that of sisters Vanessa and Leticia George and their three young daughters.

Relatives have set up an online fundraising page, saying they're going through "an unbearable loss."

Despite initial concern that the women might be in danger, the FBI says foul play by another party isn't suspected. Fisher declined to provide any more details.


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