December 5, 2017

Seeking Victims in Fydel Jones Case

The FBI is seeking victims who may have been sexually assaulted at the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the Grand Canyon between 2002 and 2017.

Havasupai is a world-renowned outdoor tourist destination that requires a 20-plus-mile round-trip hike in the Grand Canyon to visit the various waterfalls and beauty the Havasupai area offers.

In May 2017, a Canadian tourist and her friends, visiting Havasupai for a wedding ceremony, were approached by Fydel Jones, a 53-year-old Supai, Arizona male. Jones offered to perform a sweat lodge ceremony for the wedding party. Jones performed two separate ceremonies for the various members in the wedding party in a small mud hut. During the ceremonies, Fydel Jones sexually assaulted the victim and made sexual contact with another female in the party. Authorities have received other reports of Jones performing similar acts under similar circumstances with other tourists in the past 15 years.

On October 10, 2017, Fydel Jones was indicted on seven counts of abusive sexual contact and one count of felony theft. Jones was arrested on October 30, 2017.

If you experienced a scenario similar to the one described above in the last 15 years, please complete the below questionnaire. Your responses are voluntary but would be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on your responses, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information.

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes that it investigates and provide these victims with information, assistance services, and resources.

Questionnaire:

The FBI is seeking victims who may have been sexually assaulted by Fydel Jones at the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the Grand Canyon between 2002 and 2017.

Fydel Jones

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