The FBI has increased its reward up to $ 10,000 for clues leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of Zachariah Juwaun Shorty.
On July 25, 2020, Shorty’s body was found on a dirt road in Nenahnezad, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation.
Gunshot wounds were the cause of death.
“Zachariah was only 23 years old when he was murdered, a young man who had his whole life ahead of him,” said Raul Bujanda of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division. “He left a grieving family that wants and deserves answers. The FBI and the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations urge anyone with information to contact us. “
Vangie Randall-Shorty, the victim’s mother, also asked the public to contact the FBI.
“I will continue to be his voice, I will continue to get the justice he deserves,” she said.
To solve this case, the FBI increased its reward by $ 5,000.
Shorty was last seen alive on July 21, 2020 in the Journey Inn area in Farmington, New Mexico.
At the time he was living in Kirtland, New Mexico.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300 or go online at tips.fbi.gov.
FBI posters in English and Navajo with photos and a physical description of Shorty are available at: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/zachariah-juwaun-shorty