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February 24, 2022

FBI Media Alert: FBI Starts to Include Audio Versions of Posters in the Navajo Language

The FBI, which has published posters in the Navajo language seeking information on unsolved homicides and missing person cases, has started to include audio versions of the translations.

The first poster available in audio announces a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the homicide of Wilson Joe Chiquito, a 75-year-old Counselor, New Mexico man who died of blunt force trauma to the head in 2014.

The audio clip along with the poster in English and Navajo can be found at: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/wilson-joe-chiquito.

Since March 2020, the Albuquerque and Phoenix FBI field offices have worked with an employee in the Salt Lake City Division who speaks Navajo and has been translating posters into that language. The FBI’s language program in Washington, D.C., oversees this effort.

“The FBI is committed to using any and all resources to get the word out about these unsolved cases on the Navajo Nation,” said Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda of the Albuquerque FBI Division. “Navajo speakers will now be able to hear as well as read our posters in their native language. We hope this leads to cases being solved and justice for victims and families.”

“There are a variety of ways people can report tips and information to the FBI including online/email, via phone, or as a walk-in to one of our local offices,” said Special Agent in Charge Sean Kaul of the FBI’s Phoenix field office. “This new tool will greatly enhance our ability to reach the citizens of Navajo Nation with hopes of solving more crimes in that portion of Arizona.”

Audio versions of the other posters in Navajo are forthcoming.

Navajo posters from the Albuquerque and Phoenix FBI offices can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albuquerque/wanted.