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Cecilia Barber Finona

Endangered AdultBody Recovered
Updated
Cecilia Barber Finona
Jerry Jay - Suspect in the Murder of Finona
Cecilia Barber Finona
Cecilia Barber Finona

Missing Persons Details

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Cecilia Barber Finona

Missing from
Farmington, New Mexico - USA
Nationality
  American
Case Entered
  July 07, 2021
Status
   Body Recovered
Current Classification
  Endangered Adult
Source of Record
  Media
Last Updated
   August 20, 2023
Verification Status
Yes

Physical Description

Gender
   Female
Age When Reported Missing
   59
Age As of Today
  
Race
  American Indian or Alaska Native
Hair Color
  Brown
Eye Color
  Brown
Height
  5'3"
Weight
  150lbs
  Last Seen Wearing
  Distinct Features
  Medical Alert

Details of Disappearance

Cecilia Barber Finona was last seen by family or friends on May 30, 2019.

According to open source reporting, Cecilia Barber Finona was last seen at her residence on 05/30/2019. On 06/01/2019, the family of Finona attempted contact with Finona at her residence and did not make contact. The family members were unable to locate Finona, but identified her purse  and vehicle were still at home.

Finona was reported in open source information to live with her boyfriend, Jerry Jay. Jay was described as a Native American male in his late 50s, 5’7", 180 lbs. with grey hair and brown eyes. Law Enforcement initially reported the two may traveling in a white 2016 Ford F150 crew cab pickup with New Mexico license plate 221RSM. At the time of Finona's disappearance, Law Enforcement had reason to believe Finona was in danger.

In approximately February 2021, a body was discovered in Clark County, Nevada. In the following months, DNA testing confirmed the body to be the remains of Finona as disclosed by Law Enforcement.

Jerry Jay, 69, who had been the primary person of interest in Finona’s disappearance, has since been charged with murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence in the death of Finona.

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Cecilia Barber Finona, you are encouraged to contact the Farmington Police Department at 505-599-1005 , ask for Detective Daven Badoni . Be sure to have the case number N/A available as you will need it.

Vehicle Details

Vehicle Make
Vehicle Model
F-150
Vehicle Year
2016
Vehicle Color
White
Plate State
New Mexico
License Plate Number
221RSM

Military Details

Military Branch
Army
Military Status
Retired

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