FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
May 7, 2018

FBI Arrests Española Man in Death of Native American Woman

The FBI has arrested an Española man in connection with the death of a Native American woman.

Douglas D. Smith, 68, is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Tuesday.

The victim’s body was found near an Española motel Saturday morning.

No further information will be released until after the court hearing.

The public is reminded that all defendants are considered innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.