Manhunt Underway After 2 Catholic Nuns Found Dead

Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill were found murdered inside their home in Mississippi, where they had worked for more than 30 years.
1:52 | 08/26/16

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Now to another community on edge. This one in Mississippi. A manhunt under way after two catholic nuns were found dead. Ryan smith is here with the latest. Good morning, Ryan. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. They dedicated their lives to helping the poor at a local clinic. Their shocking murders stunning their small community as authorities search night and day for their killers. This morning, a manhunt in Mississippi. Two nuns found dead, murdered inside their home. Everybody's in shock. Reporter: Police condition vaszing the area. Looking for nearby surveillance videos, hoping to find clues as to who may have before responsible for the deaths of sister Margaret held and sister Paula Merrill. The police department will continue the work throughout the night and the day until there is a resolution. Reporter: A spokes person for the kat like die catholic diocese saying the Wm were killed. This is one of the poorest counts in all of Mississippi. Reporter: Both women, not only nuns but trained nurses as well. Margaret and I have worked together nor years. We see patients and do what needs to be done. Reporter: Sister Paula had worked in Mississippi for more than 30 years. The pair opening their home to the masses after hurricane Katrina left the town without power. I don't think I feel too safe. Reporter: The xupt and church now mourning the loss two of women who gave so much. They came to live out the gospel by serving the needs of people. The people loved them. Reporter: Police are not discussing a motive. It's not clear whether there is a connection between their work and their killings. A cause of death hasn't officially been determined. We move on to the dramatic

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