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Mother arrested in connection with child's death on Navajo Nation






The Crystal Chapter House on the Navajo Nation. Photo from Crystal Chapter

Authorities in New Mexico arrested a woman in connection with the death of her child on the Navajo Nation.

Details about the crime are scarce. The sealed indictment only accuses Clara Beth Joe, 25, of "unlawfully" killing and causing the death of her 13-month-old son earlier this year.

The boy's body was found in a culvert near the Crystal Chapter House in New Mexico in January.

Get the Story:
FBI arrests Gallup mother in connection to infant's death (The Farmington Daily Times 8/29)
Mom arrested in death of baby found in culvert near Crystal (The Albuquerque Journal 8/28)
Mother arrested in connection with death of toddler (The Navajo Times 8/27)