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News Release

Albuquerque FBI Division - Public Affairs Office

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of David Russell, Jr.

On January 5, 2020, Russell was found deceased in his residence south of the Chapter House in Nenahnezad, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation.

The cause of death was blunt force trauma to his head.

Russell was 53 years old.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300 or go online at

An FBI poster with a photo of Russell can be found at:


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