Five Found Dead on Santa Ana Pueblo: Investigation is Underway

Published January 11, 2017

Vanessa George

SANTA ANA PUEBLO — The FBI is awaiting autopsy reports on five bodies found on the Santa Ana Pueblo, near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The bodies of those two sisters—Vanessa George, 25, and Leticia George, 20—and their children. The children were girls whose ages ranged from 1 – 4.

The sisters and their children were last seen on Thursday, January 5, 2017 on the Santa Ana Pueblo.

The bodies were discovered over a three-day period. On Sunday, the body of Leticia George was discovered near a white Toyota Tundra at the end of a dirt road north of the Jemez Canyon Dam. The bodies of two of the children were discovered close by on Monday. Then on Tuesday, the body of Vanessa George and a child were discovered.

Leticia George

The Albuquerque Police Department began investigating the case after the George family reported the sisters and children missing.

Multiple law enforcements are investigating the deaths, including the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, New Mexico State Police, Santa Ana Police, Navajo Nation Criminal Investigation Section, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Albuquerque Police Department and the FBI.

The FBI takes the lead when deaths are investigated on Indian reservations.

A gofundme page has been set up to cover the costs of funerals.

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