FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
July 16, 2019

FBI Media Alert: Body Found in Trunk of Burning Car Near Church Rock, New Mexico

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating a body that was found in the trunk of a burning car near Church Rock, New Mexico.

The vehicle, believed to be a Dodge Avenger SXT, was discovered on fire off Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock, on Monday morning, July 15, 2019.

The body, which was badly burned, was taken to the state Office of the Medical Investigator for determination of cause of death and identification.

Anybody with information about this incident, or who recalls seeing anything suspicious in the area on Monday, July 15, 2019, between the hours of 6 and 7 a.m., is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300 or online at tips.fbi.gov.