Autopsy report released on body found in van at impound lot

Created: 05/09/2014 11:09 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

MORIARTY -- An autopsy report is revealing new details about the death of a woman whose body remained in a police impound lot for days.

The report shows that Tammie Cessna had signs of strangulation, but says medical examiners could not identify a definitive cause of death.

Cessna was reported missing in January. Moriarty police found her van at a motel, and four days after police impounded it, they found her body inside.

Police said it took so long to find the body because they were waiting for a search warrant.

Police arrested an acquaintance of Cessna after the discovery, but later said they didn't have enough evidence to charge him.

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