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The Gallup Police Department is asking for the public help in the identification of a body of a Native American female that was found in Gallup Thursday morning.

Al Shonnie Ben, 40, of Tuba City was sentenced to 30 years in prison this week after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping.

Three Navajo brothers will be in prison for a total of more than 18 years in connection with a murder and an aggravated assault that occurred last March in Fruitland, New Mexico.

Luis Rangel Arce, 45, a Mexican national unlawfully in the U.S., was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque, to 87 months in prison for his methamphetamine trafficking conviction.

Police say an Albuquerque mother who disappeared with her six children after being accused of beating one of her teenage sons has been arrested in Arizona.

Man dies in auto-ped

An unidentified man was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident on New Mexico Highway 371 early Tuesday morning, according to Farmington Police.

Ferguson Pierce, 52, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Farmington, was sentenced this week in federal court in Santa Fe, to 210 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for his conviction on an aggravated sexual abuse charge.

A Pinehill, New Mexico man accused of killing two people in a car accident, Tuesday pled guilty in federal court to federal involuntary manslaughter charges.

Julius H. Willie was charged in April 2014, in a five-count indictment with kidnapping, three counts of aggravated sexual abuse, and abusive sexual contact.

Gregory Secatero, 33, who was arrested for DWI shortly after wrecking his vehicle just west of the To’hajillee School, has been sentenced in federal district court to 41 months in prison.