Warrant connects homicides to alleged sex-slave ring

Caleb James
May 19, 2017 08:06 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Months of intricate police work into two Albuquerque murders reveal a dark sex-trafficking underworld in the metro and the desperate life of one local woman held against her will.


One of the women caught up in that underworld was allegedly kept inside a room at a Howard Johnson's motel near I-25 and Lomas. She was locked in a dog crate when she betrayed her pimp, something police say eventually cost her her life.

This story begins with two cold-blooded murders. Tobi Stanfill's life ended on Jan. 16, found dead in a northeast Albuquerque park. Her boyfriend, Daryl Young, was murdered the night before at a Motel 6 near the Big I.

Stanfill's move to Albuquerque didn't start on solid ground. She immediately began work in the metro's sex trade for an alleged pimp named Cornelius Galloway, according to police.

But it wasn't long before Stanfill started taking other jobs with another pimp. She was punished ruthlessly by Galloway according to detectives. His wife, according to police, "had Tobi locked in a cage or a dog crate" at the Howard Johnson's during more than 32 stays at the motel.

But police say when Stanfill started freelancing sex work with Young, it was the last straw.

The intricate, meticulously documented 13-page investigation by an APD detective reveals complex three-way calling schemes used to plan their murders from inside the Metropolitan Detention Center, and ballistics work that tracked the alleged murder weapon across multiple states.

Police believe Adrian Causey was hired to kill Stanfill and Young. A warrant seeks his arrest for the killings.

Many of the other players in this story are already in custody and, according to the investigation, orchestrated a lot of things from behind bars. Causey is not yet in custody.

If you have information, call police at (505) 242-COPS.


Caleb James

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