Crews begin digging up West Mesa site where bones were found | KOB 4

Crews begin digging up West Mesa site where bones were found

Joy Wang
July 05, 2018 09:34 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The excavation process at the site where bones were found on the West Mesa Tuesday has begun.


On Thursday, investigators sifted through dirt, but there was no announcement about any findings. APD says it will call in UNM forensic archaeologists if they discover anything suspicious.

APD says the excavation process could go on through the summer and there will be security around the area 24 hours a day.

Along with detectives, the 118th Street Task Force was at the dig site, at 118th and Cenote. The task force was formed to investigate the West Mesa murders of 11 women and one unborn child in 2009. Police have not connected to the two cases, but they also haven't ruled anything out.

Most of the women from the 2009 case were prostitutes.

KOB's Joy Wang spoke with a woman who says she used to work the streets. Cat says seeing the latest crime scene makes her feel lucky she survived.

"I thought about people, like that's somebody's baby, somebody's daughter. That's family. sisters. myself. What would my sisters think if they heard that I was out. You know what my mom and dad would think if it were me," Cat said.

Cat says she gave up that life two years ago and is now in a much better place.

"I can try and have a better life. And I want that. I want that. for me," Cat said.


Joy Wang

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