UPDATE: Reward for information in case involving murder of nuns increased to $22,500

Left to Right: Paula Merrill and Margaret Held (Courtesy: Sisters of Charity of Nazareth)

DURANT, Miss. (WJTV) — A reward is being offered to anyone who can provide police with information that could lead to an arrest in a murder investigation of two nuns.

Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill were found dead in their Durant home Thursday on Castalian Springs Road.

Left to Right: Paula Merrill and Margaret Held (Courtesy: Sisters of Charity of  Nazareth)
Left to Right: Paula Merrill and Margaret Held (Courtesy: Sisters of Charity of Nazareth)

Officials said the two women appeared to have stab wounds. Autopsies are being done to find out exactly how they died.

A car that was stolen from their home was recovered Thursday night. It’s been sent to the crime lab for analysis.

Initially, a 2,500 reward was being offered by Crime Stoppers. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is increasing the reward by $20,000. This brings the total to $22,500.

Contact police if you can provide them with information that would help their investigation.

 

 

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