U.S. Attorney’s Office
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
May 9, 2019

Suspect in Navajo Nation Murder Arrested

Trudy Martinez, 28, of Twin Lakes, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation, who was wanted by the FBI on a federal criminal complaint charging her with murder, has been arrested.

FBI special agents arrested Martinez in Gallup, New Mexico, on Thursday May 9, 2019.

Martinez is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Martinez was accused of fatally shooting another adult in Twin Lakes on May 3, 2019.

She fled the scene with her own children, who are now safe with family.

Martinez is also charged with use of a firearm in a crime of violence and crimes occurring in Indian County.

The public is reminded that all suspects are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of law.