- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An 11-month New Mexico State Police investigation into the killing of a woman last seen in Moriarty in Torrance County in January has resulted in an arrest.

State Police investigators on Thursday arrested 51-year-old Mark Chavez of Albuquerque in the killing of Tammie Cessna.

She was last seen at a Moriarty hotel on Jan. 13, reported missing on Jan. 14 and found dead in her van on Jan. 18.

A State Police announcement of the arrest of Chavez in the killing says he was served an arrest warrant for murder at the Metropolitan Detention Center where he is being detained on other charges.

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