Searchers find body of Tsosie in Navajo weaver's slaying 4-17-07

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) - The estranged husband of slain American Indian weaver Anita Tsosie, who was a suspect in her shooting death, has been found dead at the base of a cliff in northeastern Arizona.

The body of Herman Tsosie, 53, was found about 1,000 feet below and a mile away from his pickup, Montezuma County Sheriff Gerald Wallace said Tuesday.

An autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death.

Anita Tsosie, an award-winning third-generation Navajo weaver, was found dead in her Cortez home on April 9.

Police launched a search for Herman Tsosie and described him as armed and dangerous. Authorities have said the couple was in divorce proceedings.

Herman Tsosie's pickup was located Sunday night on a remote part of the Navajo reservation in Arizona, about 90 miles from Cortez. His body was found after a search by a New Mexico State Police helicopter, two Navajo SWAT teams and trackers.