FBI identifies human remains found on Navajo Nation in 2012

Created: 08/19/2014 9:43 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The FBI has identified skeletal remains found on the Navajo Nation more than two years ago. Now, authorities need help determining how he died.

DNA analysis revealed the remains were those of Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr., who was 25 when he was last seen by a family member in Farmington in April 2012.

A human skull and other bone fragments were found near the Nenahnezad Chapter House in Nenahnezad, New Mexico, just one month later.

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

Anyone with information about what may have happened to Estrada is asked to contact the FBI in Albuquerque at (505)-889-1300. Tips also can be submitted online at

The remains of 25-year-old Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr. were discovered in Nenahnezad in May 2012.
Photo: Courtesy FBI
Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr.

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