APD to remain at West Mesa site where bones were found | KOB 4

APD to remain at West Mesa site where bones were found

Erica Zucco
July 09, 2018 06:20 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque police will continue to monitor the West Mesa site where a construction crew found human bones.


The Office of the Medical Investigator confirmed the bones, found on July 3, are ancient Native American remains and not connected to the West Mesa murders case.

APD has already shared that confirmation with families who thought their missing loved ones could be connected. 

“It's still a major site for us, we want to bring closure to the families,” said APD Officer Simon Drobik. ”Our detectives had a difficult time relaying that information to them.”

Now, the state archaeologist says her office is notifying Native American tribes and pueblos, asking for their help finding out more about who the remains belonged to, where they were from and guidance on what should happen to remains. On APD’s end, the West Mesa murders investigation will stay open.

“Detectives are constantly working this case, working with the family members. We don't want to close this case out until we bring closure to family members and we know that could take time,” Officer Drobik said.


Erica Zucco

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