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FBI, Navajo Police Ask for Public’s Help in Gallup Death Investigation

FBI Albuquerque August 29, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher (505) 889-1438

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the death of a Navajo man from Arizona who was found lying in the weeds in a residential area on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Gallup, New Mexico.

Vincent Smith Jr., 33, of St. Michael's, Arizona, was found with apparent head injuries on the morning of Sunday, August 18, 2013, on Old Zuni Drive. He is pictured below.

Murder victim Vincent Smith Jr. (8/29/13)

He was unresponsive and lying on the ground near his blue and tan Ford F-150 truck.

Smith was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center, where he died later that day.

Anyone with information about the incident or who might have seen Smith the day before his death is asked to contact the Albuquerque FBI at 505-889-1300 (24 hours) or send a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov.