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West Mesa Murders Case Is Three Years Old Today

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Today marks the third anniversary of the discovery of what became one of the largest crime scenes in American history — and a case that remains unsolved to this day.

A woman walking her dog on an undeveloped expanse of the far West Mesa near 118th and Dennis Chavez SW discovered what turned out to be a human leg bone. Within days, police had discovered the remains of several women who had been killed and buried by a serial killer.

Read some of the Journal’s early coverage here

As the months went by, the body count rose and rose. In the end, authorities unearthed 11 skeletons.

All of the victims had been women. Most had struggled with drug addiction and had spent time on the wrong side of the law.

The case has drawn national media attention: America’s Most Wanted, Dateline NBC and other programs have featured the case.

As of today, APD officials still haven’t named a suspect.

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