Man arrested in death of Navajo woman; remains found in 2021

Jamie Yazzie was reported missing in the summer of 2019. Her remains were found in Nov. 2021.
Jamie Yazzie was reported missing in the summer of 2019. Her remains were found in Nov. 2021.(Courtesy: FBI)
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 1:32 PM MST
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PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Pinon man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Navajo woman who was reported missing in 2019.

Tre C. James is accused of fatally shooting Jamie Yazzie, who was last seen on the Navajo Nation. Her remains were found on the neighboring Hopi reservation in November.

James was taken into custody last week and faces first-degree murder and domestic violence charges. His next court appearance is scheduled Tuesday in federal magistrate court in Flagstaff. An attorney listed for James declined Monday to comment on the case.

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