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Albuquerque FBI Division - Public Affairs Office

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Zachariah Juwaun Shorty.

On July 25, 2020, Shorty was found deceased on a dirt pathway in a field in Nenahnezad, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation.

The cause of death was gunshot wounds.

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He was last seen on July 21, 2020, in the area of the Journey Inn in Farmington, New Mexico.

Shorty, who lived in Kirtland, New Mexico, was 23 years old at the time.

The Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations is assisting in this investigation.

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

An FBI poster with photos and a physical description of Shorty is available at: :

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