FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
August 19, 2014

Public’s Help Sought After Human Remains Identified on Navajo Indian Reservation

Skeletal remains found on the Navajo Indian Reservation more than two years ago have been identified as those of a Farmington man, and authorities are asking for the public’s help to determine how he died.

DNA analysis performed by the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, determined the remains were those of Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr., who was 25 when he was last seen by a family member in Farmington in April 2012.

A human skull and other bone fragments were found near the Nenahnezad Chapter House in Nenahnezad, New Mexico, on May 26, 2012.

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

Anyone with information about what may have happened to Estrada is asked to contact the FBI in Albuquerque (24 hours) at 505-889-1300.

Tips also can be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov.

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