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Reward for info in 2014 Navajo Nation killing raised to $10K

February 15, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI is raising its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a 2014 killing on the Navajo Nation.

The reward for information in the bludgeoning death of 75-year-old Wilson Joe Chiquito of Counselor, New Mexico, was raised from $1,000 on the fifth anniversary of his death.

James Langenberg, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque office, said Thursday in a statement that “it’s time for justice to be served” and for the person or people who killed Chiquito to be held responsible.

According to the FBI, Chiquito was killed sometime between the evening hours of Valentine’s Day 2014 and noon the following day at his home in Counselor, which is 95 miles (145 kilometers) north of Albuquerque.

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