Navajo Nation seeks to settle state autopsy bill
The Navajo Nation is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to foot a $200,000 bill to the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator.

The tribe was asked the state to perform autopsies. But when the bill ran up to $300,000, the state suspended services in April 2006.

The tribe has paid off about $100,000 of the bill. The state says it won't perform any more autopsies until the remainder is paid.

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Navajos work to clear autopsy bill with N.M. medical investigator (AP 3/20)