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.
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.