Clara Beth Joe is expected to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Paul Briones in Farmington today to be arraigned on unspecified charges, FBI public affairs specialist Frank Fisher said in an email.
Officers with the Gallup Police Department arrested Joe in Gallup and turned her over to the FBI on Wednesday.
The FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety have been investigating the death of Joe’s child since Jan. 31. Fisher said the child’s body was found in Crystal.
Fisher said no further information would be released by his department until Joe’s initial court appearance.