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Authorities investigate after infant remains found on Navajo Nation






A view of Ganado, Arizona. Photo: Dan Kunz

Tribal and federal authorities are investigating a gruesome discovery on the Navajo Nation.

According to The Gallup Independent and the Associated Press, the remains of an infant were found near Ganado, on the Arizona portion of the reservation. They were found on Monday.

"While the cause of death is currently unconfirmed, federal and tribal law enforcement continue to investigate," the office of President Russell Begaye said in a statement on Thursday.

Tribal police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the matter.

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