New York Daily News
November 27, 2017
By Minyvonne Burke
A former Catholic priest who has long been considered a suspect in the 1960 murder of a Texas beauty queen will stand trial.
John Bernard Feit, 84, was indicted on murder charges in February 2016 in the death of 25-year-old Irene Garza.
Garza, a schoolteacher and Miss All South Texas Sweetheart 1958, vanished in April 1960 after visiting Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen for confession during Holy Week.
Her body was found in a canal five days after she disappeared. An autopsy revealed that she had been raped while unconscious and then beaten and suffocated, according to CBS.
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