Report: Child's severed head found on Navajo Reservation

GANADO, Ariz. — Authorities say an infant's remains have been found on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

The Gallup (N.M.) Independent reports that Navajo Police Chief Phillip Francisco said a child's severed head was found Monday in a field in the Ganado area.

Francisco told the newspaper the FBI is investigating and he didn't have additional details.

Francisco's office says he's attending the funeral Thursday of a Navajo Nation police officer fatally shot on duty.

The FBI gave The Arizona Republic a statement saying "partial remains of an infant child" were found in the Ganado area.

The statement said cause of death wasn't known, and law-enforcement agencies will continue to investigate.

In a statement given to the Independent, the FBI said authorities had information that they hoped would lead to "a rapid resolution to the investigation."

Contributing: The Arizona Republic

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