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FBI Releases Informational Posters In The Navajo Language To Help Solve Cases

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The FBI has published more than a dozen posters in the Navajo language to request the public’s help with homicide and missing person investigations on or near the Navajo Nation. The 13 posters include photographs, incident details, physical descriptions and in many cases, rewards. FBI officials say they wanted to translate as many posters as possible into the Navajo language so they can solve these cases and provide justice for the victims and their families.

Below are brief descriptions and the links to the posters. Help spread the word on cases in your area.

Homicide: Donnie Wade Barney

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Donnie Wade Barney. On August 19, 2017, Barney’s body was discovered inside a hogan – a traditional Navajo hut of logs and earth – on Shadow Farm Road in Rehoboth, New Mexico. An autopsy indicated Barney died from stab wounds to his torso.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/donnie-wade-barney/bellson-navajo-12-4-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Bellson%20Navajo%2012-4-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/donnie-wade-barney/download.pdf

Homicide: Tyrell J. Bellson

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Tyrell J. Bellson. Bellson’s body was found near Highway 53 at mile marker 20 in Zuni, New Mexico, on September 24, 2019. He likely had been dead for several days. Bellson was 35 years old at the time of his death.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/tyrell-j-bellson/bellson-navajo-12-4-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Bellson%20Navajo%2012-4-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/tyrell-j-bellson/download.pdf

Missing: Anthonette Cayedito

Anthonette Cayedito was last seen inside her family’s residence in Gallup, New Mexico, on April 6, 1986. She was last seen wearing a pink nightgown.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/anthonette-christine-cayedito/cayedito-navajo-12-8-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Cayedito%20Navajo%2012-8-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/anthonette-christine-cayedito/download.pdf

Homicide: Wilson Joe Chiquito

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Wilson Joe Chiquito. Chiquito was killed sometime between the evening hours of February 14, 2014, and noon on February 15, 2014, at his residence on the Navajo Indian reservation in Counselor, New Mexico. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. He was 75 years old at the time of his death.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/wilson-joe-chiquito/download.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/wilson-joe-chiquito/chiquito-navajo-3-17-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Chiquito%20Navajo%203-17-2020.pdf

Homicide: Amy Lynn Hanson

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Amy Lynn Hanson. Hanson lived in Tohatchi, New Mexico. Hanson was last seen alive two days before her body was found in an arroyo at State Route 602 and Blue Medicine Well Road in Red Rock, New Mexico, on November 30, 2014. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/amy-lynn-hanson/hanson-navajo-8-20-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Hanson%20Navajo%208-20-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/amy-lynn-hanson/download.pdf

Homicide: Keith Travis Nastacio

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Keith Travis Nastacio. On July 15, 2019, Nastacio’s body was found in the trunk of a light-colored Dodge Avenger SXT that was discovered on fire off of Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation reservation. Nastacio, of Zuni, New Mexico, was 51 years old at the time of his death.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/keith-travis-nastacio/travis-navajo-12-16-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Travis%20Navajo%2012-16-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/keith-travis-nastacio/download.pdf

Homicide: James Naswood

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of James Naswood. On November 8, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Naswood was found deceased in the front passenger seat of a red Pontiac Grand Am on New Mexico Highway 602 between mile markers 19 and 20 in Red Rock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation. He was last seen at approximately 11:00 a.m. on November 7, 2019.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/james-naswood/naswood-navajo-5-13-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Naswood%20Navajo%205-13-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/james-naswood/download.pdf

Homicide: Matthew and Philip Reagan

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the deaths of Matthew and Philip Reagan. Matthew and Philip’s bodies were found on March 21, 2020, in Sawmill, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. The brothers were traveling from Ohio to California, and were passing through Sawmill at the time of their deaths. The medical examiner ruled both deaths to be a homicide.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/matthew-and-philip-reagan/reagan-navajo-9-23-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Reagan%20Navajo%209-23-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/matthew-and-philip-reagan/download.pdf

Homicide: Caldwell Dewyne Smith

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Caldwell Dewyne Smith. Smith’s body was found on September 15, 2013, in Shonto, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. The medical examiner ruled his death to be a homicide.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/caldwell-dewyne-smith/smith-navajo-6-26-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Smith%20Navajo%206-26-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/caldwell-dewyne-smith/download.pdf

Missing: Laverda Sorrell

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Laverda Sorrell. Sorrell’s husband reported his wife had been missing since July 4, 2002, when he dropped her off at an office in Fort Defiance, Arizona. A family member reported her missing to the Navajo Police, Window Rock District, on July 8, 2002.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/laverda-sorrell/sorrell-navajo-6-25-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Sorrell%20Navajo%206-25-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/laverda-sorrell/download.pdf

Homicide: Tyrone Tallman

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Tyrone Tytis Tallman. On July 17, 2018, Tallman’s body was discovered in a canal in Nenahnezad, New Mexico. A preliminary autopsy indicated Tallman had suffered multiple stab wounds, broken bones, and trauma to his skull.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/tyrone-tytis-tallman/tallman-navajo-12-8-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Tallman%20Navajo%2012-8-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/tyrone-tytis-tallman/download.pdf

Homicide: Alvin Yazzie Jr.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Alvin Yazzie, Jr. On July 15, 2017, Yazzie’s body was discovered approximately three miles north of the Chapter House in Sanostee, New Mexico. An autopsy indicated Yazzie had suffered multiple blunt and sharp force injuries to his head.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/alvin-yazzie-jr/yazzie-navajo-12-8-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Yazzie%20Navajo%2012-8-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/alvin-yazzie-jr/download.pdf

Missing: Jamie Lynette Yazzie

Jamie Lynette Yazzie was last seen on the evening of June 30, 2019, in the area of Pinon, Arizona, within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. The FBI is requesting any possible information regarding her whereabouts or the details and circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Navajo: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/jamie-lynette-yazzie/jamie-yazzie-navajo-8-20-2020.pdf/@@download/file/Jamie%20Yazzie%20Navajo%208-20-2020.pdf

English: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/jamie-lynette-yazzie/download.pdf

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