- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

MCNARY, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say they’ve found some potential evidence into the 2006 killing of a 16-year-old girl in eastern Arizona.

An FBI dive team was sent Tuesday to search in and around a pond in McNary, a community on the Fort Apache Reservation.

The body of Katherine “Kat” Irene Tortice was found in a shallow grave near the pond on Dec. 12, 2006.

She was a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and had been missing for about a month.

FBI officials in Phoenix announced Wednesday that dive team members found an item consistent with what investigators were looking for in connection with the unsolved murder case.

They wouldn’t identify the evidence because of the ongoing investigation, but say FBI teams were continuing to search in and around the pond.


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