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Zachariah Juwaun Shorty

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I am the voice for Zachariah Juwaun Shorty.  I am his mother.

Zachariah came from a loving family. He was 23 years old when he went missing from the Journey Inn of Farmington NM. Zach was out with friends to make music. Music was one of his passions.  He was taken from the Journey Inn and was found 4 days later in Nenahnezad, NM. on the Navajo Reservation.  He was shot multiple times and left in an isolated field.
Since he has been robbed of his life, I have been advocating for Zach as well as other families.
During this new journey, I’ve learned that I’m not the only one going through this. When Zach went missing, I didn’t know what to do. There were no resources that I was aware of.  My family and I put together a search party.
When he was found, I was not informed of where he was found or what had happened until I received the death certificate and OMI report.

I’ve been fighting with jurisdiction since then and a lack of communication from the FBI and the Navajo Nation. I’ve taken trips to Santa Fe to be part of the change for our people.  I’ve attended marches with other families and held a few of my own which all come out of pocket. My next one is in May which will also be Zachariah’s birthday.

I’m working to bring families together, to teach them to advocate.  I’m in the works of putting together a support group, a talking circle once a month.
I met Darlene Gomez while attending an event. She has been amazing! She’s gotten me connected with the BIA, and the FBI, including our Senator. Darlene has been a very supportive advocate who keep the families connected, she’s also taken on families probono. She’s got a huge heart for our families. I’m blessed to be a part of her circle.
I thank you for your support.
Zachariah’s mom, Vangie.
Evangeline Randall-Shorty
Zelle: 505.486.9614
Facebook pay @ Vangie Randall.

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