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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 09:22:16 PM »

Missing Woman May Be Among West Mesa Victims
Family Says Woman's Lifestyle An Issue

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Doreen Marquez was 27 years old when her family and friends put up posters all over the area.

Those who knew Marquez the best said the mother of two got wrapped up in a dangerous life of drugs and prostitution when she disappeared. When they went to report Marquez missing years ago they said they got a disappointing reaction from detectives.

"They said because of her lifestyle they said women who end up like this aren't missing, they don't want to be found," said Erika Smith, a family spokeswoman.

But Smith said she knew her life-long friend Marquez loved her two children too much to just disappear, so she and Marquez's cousin, Regina, stepped up the search.

"She would call everywhere she could and try to do as much investigating as she could without the police's help because they -- it just didn't seem like they cared," said Smith.

Albuquerque Police Department said it does care and that when a person is officially reported missing each case is investigated and information is gathered and put into a local and federal data base along with a note stating the person is reported to have a "high risk" life style.

Police said the lifestyle doesn't make the case more or less important than any other missing person investigation.

In the past few weeks, Smith said Marquez's family has had more conversations with detectives now that the grave site has surfaced, but she said loved ones have found little comfort in the system.

"If all these people were calling, saying that there family, sisters, friends were missing why couldn't they linked them together and say is this a coincidence that all these women of the same nature are missing at the same time. Common sense would've told them that," Smith said.
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2009, 09:43:38 PM »

Missing Woman's Family Fears She Could Be Among West Mesa Victims

The search for remains in the West Mesa is an agonizing wait for some families with missing loved ones.

One said it worries the bones will reveal the worst fear.

Veronica Romero's family said she was last seen at Wyoming Blvd. and Central Ave. nearly five years ago.
It is with mixed emotion that they watch as police continue to recover bones at 118th Street and Dennis Chavez.

"We're hoping of course that she's not out here," Desiree Gonzalez said at the site. "But in a sense, the closure. We've been waiting five years."

Looking over the search site, Gonzales wondered if her cousin is among the bones found.
She said that witnesses in 2004 claim Romero got into a white pickup truck late one night and never checked back in with family.

"Just an outgoing normal girl who got caught up in a dangerous lifestyle that could happen to the best of us," she said of her cousin.

Since then, her family has circulated posters, but Romero has not been found.

The site in the West Mesa worries them.

Gonzales said she grew up knowing the two identified victims: Victoria Chavez and Michelle Valdez.

She said her cousin wound up in a similar dangerous lifestyle.

"They got caught up in that lifestyle," she said. "But they're still human beings, you know. Somebody's mother, somebody's sister, somebody's daughter."

A memorial now stands just outside the search area for women Gonzales said are never far from her mind.

"Every Christmas we wonder 'Were they cold and alone?' And it's hard," she said.

It's something Gonzales hopes she won't have to add to to honor Romero.

"Despite the way she lived, she was a human being," she said. "Some people just fall that way. It's the sad part of it. It's what could happen."

Romero's mother was also out at the site Saturday.

She said the waiting is excruciating and she's still holding out hope her only daughter will come home.

Police said they have a list of women who all disappeared within a certain amount of time under similar circumstances but are not releasing the names on that list.
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2009, 05:19:21 PM »

Bone Search Concerns Missing Woman's Mom

Remains Of 13 Bodies Unearthed On West Mesa

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- More families of missing women are coming forward and searching for answers as police search for more bones on the West Mesa.

Crews have unearthed the remains of 13 people over the past month, but they've only identified three victims.

Police said they're hoping a new tip line will help them ID the remaining 10 victims. Officers will start taking calls at 1-877-SOLV-APD or 1-877-765-8273 beginning Wednesday morning.

Bone fragments were found on the West Mesa Tuesday. Police said they are trying to link those bone fragments to specific victims.

In the meantime, so many families of missing women said they are in agony and wonder if their loved ones wound up among the buried bodies.

That was the case for Cinnamon Elk's family.

Elk's mother Diana, who didn't want to give her last name, said "This is a nightmare."

Diana said her daughter, Cinnamon, was a perfect child.

"That's how I remember her," Diana said. "That's what I want."

But in her teenage years, she took the wrong path.

"My daughter probably has a rap sheet as long as her arm," Diana said.

She fell into a life of drugs and crime and missed out on raising her own two children.

"This is not what I brought up my daughter to be," Diana said.

Then, the summer of 2004 came.

"She did not call me for my birthday. She always called," Diana said.

Weeks turned to months with no word. In December 2004, Elk's mother filed a police report.

One of the only significant developments she said she received several calls from people she did not know and they left her with a chilling message about her daughter.

"That it was for sure that she was dead," Diana said. "I don't want to go into the gruesome details."

Now Diana said she is focused on the crime scene where police have unearthed 13 bodies.

"Every time they find a body you think, 'Oh dear, is this it?'" Diana said.

The police chief said they are looking at women who may have lived high-risk lifestyles and Elk went missing in the time frame investigators are focusing on.

It's enough to give this mother hope that she'll finally find some answers.

"I would like to have my daughter's body back, what's left," Diana said.

Medical investigators are working to identify remains, but said it is difficult because the bones are old and many of the missing women do not have dental records.

The FBI is helping APD with the case.

The FBI has a team that specializes in serial killers and they are already working on this case to see if findings fit the profile of a serial killer. They are also comparing the West Mesa crime scene to see if it connects to any other cases nationwide.
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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2009, 12:12:10 PM »

I wonder if this is connected? Belen is 34 miles south of Albuquerque

2 Bodies Unearthed Near Belen

Investigators Search Area Off Highway 548


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two bodies on the West Mesa near Belen were unearthed by Valencia County deputies, they said.

Sky 7 captured investigators searching through the area off Highway 548 Wednesday afternoon.

Crews said they first found a skull, then more bones and late Wednesday night they discovered a second partial skeleton.


Deputies said they don't know how long the remains may have been buried there or whether they could be related to any ongoing criminal cases.

They said they will continue digging for more bones Thursday.

http://www.koat.com/news/18858904/detail.html


I wonder if one of the deceased suspects owned property in Belen, NM?

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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2009, 12:24:48 PM »

The 2 deceased named suspects were Fred Reynolds and Lorenzo Montoya

N.M. Police Find Bones Of 6 Bodies

Possible Victims Include Prostitutes Who Went Missing From Albuquerque; Two Suspects Are Dead

(AP)  Bones from six bodies have been uncovered in the desert west of Albuquerque during the past two weeks, and police said Tuesday they were likely put there by one person.

As detectives shore up their list of suspects, the list of possible victims is growing to include a group of 16 prostitutes who went missing from Albuquerque between 2001 and 2006 and others reported missing to other area law enforcement agencies.

Of the six sets of remains, only one has been identified through dental records provided by the family of Victoria Chavez when they reported her missing in 2004. Police said her remains were found intact in a grave 18 inches deep without clothing or any other items.

Bones from the other five bodies, the most recent of them recovered Tuesday, were scattered across a 100-square-foot area recently leveled by bulldozers building a housing community. Police were alerted to the site by hikers who spotted some bones two weeks ago.

Albuquerque homicide Sgt. Carlos Argueta said some of the victims were likely transient drug addicts and prostitutes - women who often don't have family members who report them missing.

Argueta said his detectives are looking at a few suspects in connection with Chavez's case. Two suspects - Fred Reynolds and Lorenzo Montoya - are dead.

Reynolds, 60, was an Albuquerque area pimp who was found dead of natural causes in January. Police say he had pictures of some of the missing prostitutes in his home.

Montoya, 39, was shot and killed in 2006 after he killed a 19-year-old prostitute, Sherika Hill, and tried to stuff her nude body in the trunk of his car. Her pimp, parked outside his trailer waiting for Hill, shot Montoya.

Even if the victims are identified, Argueta said, determining the cause of death from skeletal remains can be difficult.

“But we have to investigate these cases for these women and for their families. This was someone's daughter,” he said.

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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2009, 10:08:46 PM »

Interesting (I think everything so far points to Lorenzo Montoya)

Police Hope Albuquerque Serial Killer is Dead

Police say residents who live near Albuquerque’s west mesa where the bodies of several area women have been unearthed can rest easy. They believe the man responsible for dumping the women in this mass of graves is most likely dead. Two of the suspects police are looking at are already dead. One of the men was the victim of a homicide. The other man died of natural causes.

In 2006, according to the Albuquerque Tribune, 39-year-old Lorenzo Montoya had met a woman through a telephone chat line. Montoya agreed to meet 19-year-old Sherika Hill at his trailer, which sat off of Blake Drive. Upon arrival at the trailer, Montoya left to obtain some money. Hill called her boyfriend, 18-year-old Fred Williams, to the scene for protection. (Williams was the kind of boyfriend who hired out his girlfriends for sex.) Williams stayed out of site, unaware of what transpired between Montoya and Hill. Montoya binds Hill up with duct tape and strangles her to death. He then tries to put her nude body inside of a neighbors vehicle. When Williams becomes concerned and sees that something is awry, he eventually confronts Montoya –shooting him to death. Upon investigating the incident, police began to suspect Montoya of being involved in the cases of some missing area women. Montoya had previously been arrested on two separate occasions for patronizing a prostitute. He was charged with kidnapping and two counts of rape in 1999. Those charges had been dropped.

Lou Fred Reynolds was well-known for procuring prostitutes in the area. Reynolds operated an escort service called "Have Mercy Escorts." He even arranged dates and hired prostitutes through his Internet website. When he passed away on January 2, of this year, police found some intriguing items in his house. Reynolds had photos of several missing prostitutes. One of the photos had the word "missing" written on it. Of course, this could be explained simply by his being a hustler –a vocation where one encounters plenty of prostitutes and those who use them. Reynolds was arrested in June of 2001 for promoting prostitution after telling an undercover officer that one of his escorts would have have sex with him. Many of the women displayed on his website had been arrested for prostitution at one time or another. Reynolds was interviewed in December, shortly before his death, concerning the disappearance of one of his prostitutes.

As of yet, police have not determined the cause of death of any of the women’s remains that have been discovered. Only two of the bodies have been identified, along with the unborn fetus of one of them. Police are not releasing many details about what is being unearthed, in the hopes of maintaining an investigative advantage.

The perpetrator is still unknown at this time. The good news is, whoever did this doesn’t seem to be active anymore. No recently buried (fresh) bodies have been recovered from this location. This could mean the killer has stopped. It could mean he is using a different disposal area. It could mean he’s incarcerated. Police are hoping that it means he is dead. At this time, they have very good reason to think so.

http://crimeshadowsnews.com/main/2009/03/02/police-hope-albuquerque-serial-killer-is-dead/
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« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2009, 10:21:39 PM »

Another reason Montoya is getting attention is how close he lived to
the dig site--about two miles.

Back in 2006, there were dirt trails that led directly from Montoya's
mobile home park to the dig site.

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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2009, 10:08:23 AM »

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A mother from Canada emailed Albuquerque police last month to let them know her daughter, Jessica Foster, has been missing, and she thinks she may buried be in the West Mesa.

Since the first set of remains was found on the mesa, Glendene Grant has digested every news article about New Mexico's bones.

When the count reached six, she became concerned. When detectives said Jane Doe number eight disappeared in 2006—the Canadian mom hopped online and brought cries from Canada to Albuquerque.

"I just googled it, Albuquerque, New Mexico, I pulled up the police department I emailed the sheriff. The one I saw on TV," Grant said.

She told detectives about her daughter, Jessica.

"I told them that I had read a report that one of the women that they had found had been reported missing in 2006, and my daughter had also been reported missing in 2006," Grant said.

However, an Albuquerque detective emailed her that it wasn't her daughter. Dental records identified the woman as Michelle Valdez, 24, an Albuquerque native.

So far the remains of 13 people have been found, and two sets are confirmed to have come from women with a history of prostitution. It was a lifestyle similar to that of Grant's daughter before she disappeared.

Jessica Foster was last seen in Las Vegas, Nev., living with her pimp boyfriend.

"Just because that one person is not Jessie that doesn't mean that some of the other ones aren't her," Grant said.

So far only two have been positively identified. Grant said she will not stop calling until there is no chance her daughter is buried in the New Mexico desert.

"Until they have every single solitary piece of remains identified and every DNA match Identified to somebody Jessie's face is still going to be hovering around Albuquerque," Grant said.

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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2009, 10:26:38 AM »

I wonder if this is connected? Belen is 34 miles south of Albuquerque

2 Bodies Unearthed Near Belen

Investigators Search Area Off Highway 548

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http://www.koat.com/news/18858904/detail.html


I wonder if one of the deceased suspects owned property in Belen, NM?


They do not appear to be connected>>>>
BELEN, N.M. -- The state Office of the Medical Investigator has determined that two sets of human remains discovered near the Rio Puerco earlier this week are too old to be recent.

The remains were uncovered Wednesday by a man searching for arrowheads who reported he'd found a partially buried human skull. Valencia County officials later discovered a second set of remains and contacted medical investigators.

While officials said they have not determined precisely how old the remains are, investigators believe the man may have uncovered an ancient burial ground, possibly of Navajo or Laguna ancestry.

Archeologists will try to further identify the remains, which have been reburied and flagged.
http://www.koat.com/news/18869366/detail.html

I read somewhere that the bones could be 600 years old...I can't find that link now, sorry.
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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2009, 01:23:26 PM »

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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2009, 03:39:00 PM »

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Here is the story...... 300 yrs old >>
Skulls found on West Mesa may be up to 300 years old
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« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2009, 01:22:26 AM »

Family Worries Daughter Is Among West Mesa Victims

Investigators are still working to identify the human remains found on the West Mesa.

The search has left families wondering if they will be the next to find out their loved one was buried in what's now considered Albuquerque's largest crime scene.

Elizabeth Cloven, the mother of a missing woman said, "I miss her dearly."

The tattered family photo, the school shot and the happy Halloweens, for this mother the pictures are painful to look at.

"She was my baby," she said.

She hasn't heard from her daughter Virginia Cloven in years.

Robert Cloven, her father, said, "Where did she go?"

It is not the first loss for Robert and Elizabeth Cloven.

The Los Chavez couple said their eldest, Robert Cloven, Jr., was killed in the late 1990s.

It's a tragedy that tore their family apart.

Robert Cloven said, "Virginia couldn't stand to live in the same house anymore, so she moved out to Albuquerque."

Out on her own, she moved around, stayed with friends, and eventually fell into a life of crime, according to the family.

The regular phone calls home completely stopped in October 2004.

"Then we hear about the murders here on the mesa and we begin to wonder if maybe our daughter is one of the victims," Robert Cloven said.

"Since I heard the first story I have had trouble sleeping at night," Elizabeth Cloven said. "Every time I close my eyes I see her or I see the West Mesa and I don't want to believe she is there either."

Virginia was reported missing around the same time many women, who were living what police describe as high-risk lifestyles, seemed to disappear.

Those missing persons reports are now being considered as investigators try to identify the remains found on the West Mesa.

Robert Cloven said, "We are doing the best we can. I'd just like to hear she is alive that's all I want in life."

It may take a long time to get answers because the remains being analyzed appear to be several years old.

What would be helpful is comparing dental records, but for Virginia Cloven and many of the other missing women, they don't have dental records on file.

Albuquerque police activated a tip line hoping to generate information about the remains found buried on the West Mesa.

Detectives are manning the phone lines 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

They're asking the public to call 1-877-765-8273 with information.

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« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2009, 12:53:33 PM »

3RD POSITIVE ID 4th pending......

Police ID Woman Found On West Mesa
Missing Woman's Mom Speaks Out

POSTED: 10:39 pm MDT March 10, 2009
UPDATED: 12:49 am MDT March 11, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Diana Wilhelm said after not hearing from her daughter in more than four years, she suspected foul play and she said police confirmed it Tuesday.

"Every time they find a body, even in Las Cruces, you think, 'Oh dear, is this it?" ,'" Wilhelm said.

Those were Wilhelm's words a week ago, and Tuesday night, the mother of a missing daughter received the news she's been dreading.

Wilhelm said by phone that detectives showed up at her door and told her dental records confirmed a set of remains found on the West Mesa are those of Cinnamon Elks.

"I would like to have my daughter's body back, what's left," Wilhelm said.

On March 3, Wilhelm said she's spent plenty of time over the last four years wondering.

She said she's kept a notepad close to the phone in case police or a tipster calls. She also spoke candidly about when her daughter lost her way.

"This is not what I brought up my daughter to be," Wilhelm said. "But drugs stole everything from us."

Pictures showed how much Cinnamon Elks changed. She was a mother of two addicted to drugs.

"They start stealing your checks, forging them for money -- and from there I don't know if it is shame. Then, they quit coming home at all," Wilhelm said.

During the interview, Wilhelm said, in the past, her daughter would go away for long lengths of time, but she'd always come back. She'd always call until the summer of 2004.

"She missed out on so much," Wilhelm said.

She missed her son's basketball games, her brothers' weddings and left her family with a mystery.

Now Elks' loved ones are finally getting answers, but it's the ending they hoped they wouldn't have to face.

APD has refused to confirm to Action 7 News that Elks has been named as one of the victims. They have only officially identified two women so far.

The first was Victoria Chavez, whose body was the first discovered at the dig site in February.

The other was Michelle Valdez who was pregnant when she was killed and buried.

We've heard from a relative of another missing woman Tuesday night about their loved one also being identified as a victim. But, we're waiting for more information before we release that name.
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« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2009, 06:24:33 PM »

Police Make Fifth ID In West Mesa Case

POSTED: 2:00 pm MDT March 11, 2009
UPDATED: 2:18 pm MDT March 11, 2009

Juliean Nieto 5th ID / no info on her yet.....

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« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2009, 06:48:42 PM »

These some of the known missing women, let their names not be forgotten.
Darlene Trujillo missing since 2001
Sonia Lente missing since 2002
Monica Candalaria missing since 2003
Jamie Barela missing since 2004
Cinnamon Elks missing since 2004 /BODY FOUND

Veronica Romero missing since 2004
Victoria Chavez missing since 2004 / BODY FOUND

Michelle Gina Valdez missing since 2004 / BODY FOUND w/Fetus

Virginia Cloven missing since 2004
Doreen Marquez missing since 2004
Julie Nieto missing since 2004 / BODY FOUND

Evelyn Salazar missing since 2004
Anselma Guerra missing since 2004
Anna Vigil missing since 2005
Felipa Gonzales missing since 2005
Nina Herron missing since 2005
Shawntell Waltes missing since 2006
Leah Peebles missing since 2006

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/kob-new-mexico/TV7FGN5QNJ4GK78A8

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I need to say something about Leah Peebles. I will be very surprised if she is in the mix here. I have done a lot of research/extensive searches for her. I do believe she is dead, just not buried in the MESA. Time perhaps, will tell.
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« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2009, 02:43:50 PM »

Police Identify Two More Female Bodies in New Mexico Desert Mass Grave

March 12, 2009

Albuquerque (ChattahBox)—New Mexico Police Chief Ray Schultz, reported on Wednesday, of two more identified bodies, bringing the total to four identified victims so far, from a mass grave discovered in the desert. The new victims are identified as Cinnamon Elks, 31, and Julie Nieto, 23, two local Albuquerque women that went missing in 2004. Both women had a history of prostitution and drug abuse. Two other recently identified victims; Michelle Valdez and Victoria Chavez were also known prostitutes. Valdez was pregnant with her third child when she disappeared. Her unborn fetus will be counted among the victims.


Police believe there are at least 14 remaining bodies to be identified in this mass desert grave, discovered in Feb. 2 when a hiker spotted a human bone. The area was recently excavated to make way for a new housing development. New Mexico police soon made the grim discovery of over, a dozen female bodies haphazardly buried together in a desolate area.


Many women were reported missing in the Albuquerque area from 2001 to 2006, raising fears of a serial killer on the loose. Most of the missing women were transients. Medical investigators and forensic specialists are using dental and medical records to identify the victims. New Mexico police continue to scour the grave with rakes to ensure they recover all of the remains. Investigators hope to identify all of the victims so that the families can receive some closure, after all these years of wondering about the fate of their loved ones.


The Police set up a national hot line to help catch the killer. They don’t know for sure if these murders are the work of just one or multiple killers. While no suspects have been officially named, police believe the killings may be the work of two unsavory local men, now deceased. A pimp killed one suspect in 2006, when he was in the act of stuffing a body of a dead woman in his trunk. The other suspect, a known pimp, died of natural causes just recently, in 2009. Police found photos of the missing women in his home
http://chattahbox.com/us/2009/03/12/police-identify-two-more-female-bodies-in-new-mexico-desert-mass-grave/
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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2009, 09:28:27 PM »

Co-workers suspect man in Mesa body mystery
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He was killed after strangling a prostitute to death. Now, the man's co-workers say they think he was behind the bodies buried on the West Mesa.

Lorenzo Montoya lived 1.7 miles away from the dig site where 13 bodies have been found in southwest Albuquerque.

Co-workers said the man had a hatred for women and even joked about burying them on the mesa.

As crews continue to look for more bodies on the mesa, the question of who put them there still remains.

APD Chief Ray Schultz said the bodies were likely buried between 2001 and 2006. Ever since Montoya died in 2006, the number of missing prostitutes in Albuquerque has dropped dramatically.

In 2006, Montoya tied up and murdered a 19-year-old prostitute in his mobile home. The woman's boyfriend confronted Montoya at the mobile home and shot him to death. The man soon after found his girlfriend dead inside.

Ann Farmer, who worked with Montoya at Sunrise Printing, says Montoya acted "very meticulous" and "macho."

Farmer said she often worked in close quarters with the man.

"It was scary because I used to work with him and I went places with him just in the van we had to do deliveries and I was alone with him," she said.

In 1999, police said they caught Montoya raping and choking a prostitute in his truck after he picked her up on Central Avenue.

In the police report, the prostitute said Montoya choked her so hard "she couldn't breathe and thought the man was going to kill her."

When Montoya's co-workers found out about the prostitutes found buried on the West Mesa, one thing came to mind.

"When we heard about what happened the first thing everyone said was, I bet you anything it was Lorenzo," Farmer said.

Other co-workers said Montoya was a loner who often ate his lunch in the bathroom and talked about his hatred of women.

Farmer said other people who knew Montoya heard him say strange things like "he'd just as soon take them out to the mesa and bury them."

Police aren't calling Montoya a suspect, but they have looked into past cases involving him.

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S829737.shtml
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« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2009, 02:28:53 PM »

Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)
 
March 17, 2009 Tuesday 
 
Memorial on the Mesa
 
The search won't be over, police say, until nothing more is found. And, so far, only four of the 13 victims found in the windswept land of the far Southwest Mesa have names: Victoria Chavez, Julie Nieto, Cinnamon Elks and Gina Michelle Valdez.

A Senate memorial notes that the women have been "depicted" as criminals because of their arrests for prostitution and histories of drug use.

"The deceased and missing women of New Mexico deserve diligence and respect under the law and in our public discourse," Senate Memorial 85 says, "while their families deserve the right to carry their memories with dignity."

The women disappeared between 2000 and 2006.

"We will love you always," says a sign at the site. "We will miss you." 
 
Flowers, religious icons and crosses, photographs and messages placed outside a walled 100-acre site near 118th and Dennis Chavez SW honor the 13 victims whose bones have been found since investigators began searching last month.
 
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« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2009, 08:42:05 PM »

Missing Woman's Family Expects Bad News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A family is preparing for the worst. Their loved on has been missing for almost three years and they think she might be among the west mesa victims.

Vanessa Reid Lujan was a 25-year-old mother when she disappeared. Her family said she was trying to turn her life around, but fell back into a drug addiction.

She also ran in the same circles as some of the identified west mesa victims.

Medical investigators are looking for Lujan's dental records.

Her family is sure something bad happened.

"I just can't believe she's not here anymore, and my babies they are never going to know her," said her sister Amy.

Vanessa's sister said she too was once a drug user and she knew two of the identified victims. She said over a period of time, she noticed several women went missing after last being seen in the area of Central Avenue and Wyoming Boulevard.

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« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2009, 08:45:15 PM »

Missing Woman's Family Expects Bad News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A family is preparing for the worst. Their loved on has been missing for almost three years and they think she might be among the west mesa victims.

Vanessa Reid Lujan was a 25-year-old mother when she disappeared. Her family said she was trying to turn her life around, but fell back into a drug addiction.

She also ran in the same circles as some of the identified west mesa victims.

Medical investigators are looking for Lujan's dental records.

Her family is sure something bad happened.

"I just can't believe she's not here anymore, and my babies they are never going to know her," said her sister Amy.

Vanessa's sister said she too was once a drug user and she knew two of the identified victims. She said over a period of time, she noticed several women went missing after last being seen in the area of Central Avenue and Wyoming Boulevard.

http://www.koat.com/news/18946463/detail.html

This gal is also not on the list of the 24 missing women.
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