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FBI offering reward to help solve Shiprock cold case

Created: 12/16/2013 6:30 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Two years after a man was found dead on the Navajo Nation, the FBI still has no idea who killed him.

The family of Roland Cantsee said they have only fond memories of their loved one.

"He had a great sense of humor and he was always with us during out family parties," said Lavinia Henry, Cantsee’s relative.

On November 11, 2011 the 45-year-old went to hang out with his friends and never came back.

His family says that it was normal for him to be gone for several days, but after two weeks, something didn't feel right.

"The heartache was there and not knowing where he was at or anything," said Henry.

So his family reported him missing. The next day, his body was found in a trench.

"A rancher noticed coyotes in the area and came to investigate and found the coyotes around the body," said Frank Fischer, of the FBI   

Investigators say Cantsee was killed after taking a blow to the head.

Now two years later, after exhausting all their leads, the FBI is hoping a reward will entice someone to come forward.

The FBI is offering $1,500 for anyone who can lead them to the person who killed Cantsee.

"Somebody out there knows what happened," said Fischer.

His family hopes that they can get the answers they're so desperately looking for.

"We want justice for him he's not here to speak for himself and we want the public to help," said Henry.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300.


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