FBI Albuquerque
Office of Public Affairs
(505) 889-1300
March 17, 2020

FBI Media Alert: FBI Issues First 'Seeking Information' Poster in Navajo Language

The FBI issued its first seeking information poster in the Navajo language on a homicide on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.

The poster advertises a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible individual or individuals in the 2014 homicide of Wilson Chiquito.

“The FBI has a worldwide reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for victims of crime, so this approach should come as no surprise,” James Langenberg, special agent in charge of the Albuquerque FBI Division, said. “We already work closely with the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, but we hope this effort will improve our communication with the rest of the Diné.”

The campaign along with the social media messaging was made possible by FBI Navajo-speaking employees in coordination with FBI Headquarters and the Albuquerque FBI Division.

Chiquito, a 75-year-old Counselor, New Mexico man, was beaten to death at his residence between the evening hours of Valentine’s Day 2014 and noon the following day. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to his head.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call the FBI in Albuquerque at (505) 889-1300.

The FBI poster translated in Navajo can be found at: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/wilson-joe-chiquito.