The Navajo Department of Investigations has confirmed the children were located and are safe and in Navajo Police Department custody. Kristy Pinal is in police custody. The case remains under investigation and additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
11.22.20 PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Division of Public Safety Issues Amber Alert for missing children
WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA – At approximately 5:40 p.m., the Navajo Division of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert in regards to two missing children taken from Fort Defiance, Arizona on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Jayda John and Jaylee Spencer were reported missing on Monday after Kristy M. Pinal took the children without permission on Sunday, November 22, 2020, and has yet to return them home.
Jayda John, age 7, and Jaylee Spencer, age 14, were last seen on the morning of November 22, 2020, when they spent the night at their uncle’s home in Fort Defiance, Arizona. According to the incident report, the uncle indicated he left his residence to haul woods, when he returned, his vehicle was missing and his girlfriend, Kristy Marie Pinal, her 3-month old child, and his two nieces were not home. Kristy Marie Pinal made contact with the girl’s mother indicating she would be returning that night but has not been seen or heard from since.
The case was referred to the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations and Federal Bureau of Investigations for further investigation. The Navajo Department of Emergency Management issued the Amber Alert through the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and to the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
Jayda John is 7-years-old and is 4′ tall. She weighs about 50 lbs. and has black hair and brown eyes. Jaylee Spencer is 14-years old, she is 5’4’’ tall and weighs 130 lbs. She has black hair and brown eyes. Jaylee has Eczema on both her right and left arms.
Kristy Marie Pinal is 29 years old. She is believed to be driving a 1998 green Saturn Sl1 four-door sedan with Arizona license plate BLE 8163. She is 5’2’’ tall with brown eyes and black hair and weighs 120 lbs.
Jaylee Spencer and Jayda John’s information, as well as the vehicle information has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). If you have seen Jaylee Spencer and Jayda John, or know the whereabouts of Kristy Marie Pinal, please call 9-1-1 or the Navajo Police Department Window Rock District at 928-871-6111 or 928-871-6112.