Navajo Nation Police: Body Believed to be Missing Girl Found

Apr 4, 2019

Authorities say a body tentatively identified as a 4-year-old girl missing since mid-March has found in a creek on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.

A Navajo Nation Police Department statement said the body was tentatively identified by parents of Anndine Jones after being found Wednesday evening by volunteer searchers.

No cause of death was released and positive identification was pending.

The girl was last seen March 14. She reportedly wandered away from her home 3 miles north of the Aneth Chapter House.

Navajo Police Chief Phillip Francisco said only limited information will be released while police and the FBI continue their investigation.

Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon said the tribe grieves with the girl's family and he thanked volunteers and search and rescue personnel.