11th body found in New Mexico desert work of serial killer?

February 26, 2009

Albuquerque  (ChattahBox) — Police in New Mexico have unearthed an 11th body from Albuquerque’s largest crime scene ever: a mesa west of the city where remains were discovered after the area was razed for a housing development.

Police have been searching the area, roughly 30-by-10-yard area atop a mesa west of the city, since Feb. 2, when a hiker found a human bone on the mesa, which had been cleared for a housing development.

Albuquerque police think one person is responsible for burying the bodies because of how close the bodies were found together in what was a remote area when the bodies were estimated to have been buried, between 2000 and 2005. While no one has been named as a suspect,detectives have said two names of deceased men have surfaced as possible suspects. One was killed in 2006 by a pimp who caught the man stuffing a prostitute’s body into a car trunk. The other is a well-known pimp who died of natural causes in 2009 and who had pictures of missing prostitutes in his home.

The victims are believed to be among 16 women who disappeared between 2001 and 2006. Police say all were transients and had a history of drug addiction and prostitution.

So far only two of the recovered bodies have been identified. One is Michelle Valdez. She disappeared in 2005 and was pregnant when she died. Police count her fetus among the 11 victims.


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6 Responses to “11th body found in New Mexico desert work of serial killer?”

  1. Serial Killer Targets Homeless Women in ABQ « Like a Whisper on February 26th, 2009 11:38 pm

    […] Today, the story finally changed. A second woman, pregnant Gena Valdez, was identified among the growing number of remains. She too was homeless, had a drug history, and had engaged in prostitution. The similarities between the women and the graves could not longer be denied. Police admitted the graves were the work of a serial killer targeting sex workers. They also admitted that both Valdez and Chavez had been missing since 2004 and 2005 respectively and were on a list of 18 women who had gone missing around the same time period. One of their new suspects had pictures of several of the women on that list in his trailer when he d…. […]

  2. Angel Martinez on March 1st, 2009 7:25 pm

    Case Solved

  3. Krankz on March 1st, 2009 7:45 pm

    Told you ABQ Sux!

  4. Serial Killer Targets Homeless Women in ABQ « Raven’s Eye on March 23rd, 2009 7:55 am

    […] Today, the story finally changed. A second woman, pregnant Gena Valdez, was identified among the growing number of remains. She too was homeless, had a drug history, and had engaged in prostitution. The similarities between the women and the graves could not longer be denied. Police admitted the graves were the work of a serial killer targeting sex workers. They also admitted that both Valdez and Chavez had been missing since 2004 and 2005 respectively and were on a list of 18 women who had gone missing around the same time period. One of their new suspects had pictures of several of the women on that list in his trailer when he d…. […]

  5. Kali on June 29th, 2009 9:26 am

    At first, this was very interesting and still is… it’s not a sad story. Pimps & hoes dying is a good contribution to this world no matter where you live.

  6. Shawna on October 3rd, 2010 9:12 pm

    Absolutely shameful. These were human beings. Daughters. Mothers. I hope those responsible for ignoring the missing persons reports at the ABQ PD are haunted by their failure to act for the rest of their lives. Rivals Seattle and their Green River Killer.

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