FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
March 30, 2020

FBI Media Alert: FBI Arrests Suspect in Tohajiilee, New Mexico Homicide

Joshua Gutierrez, 21, has been charged in a federal complaint with a homicide that occurred in Tohajiilee, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation, early Sunday, March 29, 2020.

The FBI arrested Gutierrez on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Gutierrez, of Tohajiilee, is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Monday, March 30, 2020.

The FBI and Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety are investigating the death of an adult male. The victim’s identity is not being released at this time.

The exact cause of death is pending an autopsy.

No further information will be released until after Gutierrez’s court appearance.

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

(The FBI does not release mugshots of defendants in custody).