UNSOLVED: Donnie Barney — 8-19-2017

  • Victim: Donnie Wade Barney, 32
  • Date of birth: Oct. 25, 1984
  • Status: UNSOLVED
  • Date found: Aug. 19, 2017
  • Last seen alive: Unlisted
  • Type of incident: Stabbing
  • Victim race: Native American
  • Investigating agency: FBI
  • Investigator: Unknown
  • Location: Inside a hogan on Shadow Farm Road in Rehoboth (east of Gallup), New Mexico
  • County: McKinley
  • Tribal entity: Navajo Nation


Donnie Barney

On Aug. 19, 2017, the body of Donnie Barney was found inside a hogan on Shadow Farm Road in Rehoboth, according to a post on the FBI’s website.

“An autopsy indicated Barney died from stab wounds to his torso,” according to the post.

A hogan is a traditional Navajo dwelling built of “logs and earth,” according to the post.

Neither the post, nor a poster produced by the FBI, indicate when Barney was last seen alive.

The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of his killer.

Anyone with information on his death can contact the FBI at (505) 889-1300.

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