Navajo police identify Jane Doe in hit-and-run

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — Navajo police have identified the woman killed in a hit-and-run earlier this week as 28-year-old Darlene Robertson of Tsaile, Ariz.

A school bus driver spotted Robertson's body after 7 a.m. Monday near mile marker 29 1/2 on the east side of U.S. Highway 64 in Hogback, according to a police press release issues Tuesday.

Police found scattered debris from a vehicle at the scene. The woman's body was located off the roadway and was cold to the touch, the release states.

Navajo police Capt. Ivan Tsosie said Wednesday in an email that Robertson's family met with the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations and was able to identify the woman.

"Criminal investigations and the FBI are working with her family to determine who she was with and what she was doing prior to her death," he said.

Tsosie said Wednesday that the suspect vehicle was also located near the scene of Robertson's death. Robertson's body will be sent to Albuquerque for autopsy, according to Tsosie.

Anyone with information regarding the woman's death is asked to contact the FBI at 505-889-1300 or the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigation at 505-368-1300.