FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
August 2, 2018

FBI Offers $1,000 Reward in 2017 Homicide on Navajo Nation

The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a 2017 homicide on the Navajo Nation.

On August 19, 2017, Donnie Wade Barney’s body was discovered inside a hogan—a traditional Navajo hut of logs and earth—on Shadow Farm Road in Rehoboth, New Mexico.

An autopsy indicated Barney died from stab wounds to his torso.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office at (505) 889-1300.

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

The FBI poster can be found here, and a photo of Barney is attached.


Homicide Victim