Husband suspected in death of Navajo weaver

The estranged husband of Anita Tsosie, an award-winning Navajo weaver, has emerged as suspect in her death.

Tsosie, 48, was found dead at her home in Colorado on Monday. She had been shot. Her mother, who only speaks Navajo, found the body and went to a neighbor's house.

Authorities suspect Herman Tsosie, 53, was involved. He is considered armed and dangerous. The Tsosies were going through a divorce.

Anita Tsosie won best of show at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2004. In 2006, she was recognized as the most innovative in her category [Artist Profile].

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Navajo weaver found dead in Colorado home (AP 4/11)
Navajo weaver shot in Cortez; authorities looking for husband (The Farmington Daily Times 4/11)

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