FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
July 19, 2019

FBI Media Update: Body Found in Burned Car Near Church Rock Identified

The FBI has identified the body that was found in the trunk of a burning car near Church Rock, New Mexico, on Monday, July 15, 2019.

The body of Nastacio Keith Travis, 51, of Zuni, New Mexico, was in the trunk of a light-colored Dodge Avenger SXT discovered on fire off Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock, on the Navajo Nation.

The cause of Travis' death is pending autopsy results.

Anybody who had contact with Travis recently or who recalls seeing anything suspicious in the area on Monday 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.

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating.