FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
July 22, 2021

FBI Media Alert: FBI Seeks Man Charged with Navajo Nation Murder

The FBI is looking for Josiah Alan Smith, 27, of Smith Lake, New Mexico, who is wanted on a federal murder charge.

Smith is accused of a fatal shooting on the Navajo Nation earlier this year.

No specific details of the crime can be provided at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

Smith's physical description:

  • Height: 5'11'
  • Weight: 180 pounds
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Hair color: Black
  • Race: Native American

A federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 11, 2021, after Smith was charged with murder and crimes committed in Indian Country.

The Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety is assisting with this investigation.

Anyone with information on Smith's whereabouts is asked to immediately contact the FBI by calling 505-889-1300 or sending information online at tips.fbi.gov.

The public is asked not to approach Smith as he is considered armed and dangerous.

Josiah Alan Smith