February 27th, 2009
04:10 PM ET

Eleventh body found in New Mexico desert

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[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/02/26/new.mexico.bodies/art.new.mexico.bodies.KOAT.jpg caption="An Albuquerque, New Mexico, police forensics team member digs at the burial site."]

Another body was found in the same 92-acre parcel west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the remains of 10 other people have been discovered, police said Thursday.

The latest discovery was made Tuesday, and the remains were recovered Wednesday, Albuquerque police spokesman John Walsh said. Like the others, it was sent to the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, he said.

A woman walking her dog found the first bodies earlier this month on the property, which had been graded in preparation for development. The graves are on about 10 acres, police spokeswoman Nadine Hamby said earlier, but that area keeps expanding.

So far, 11 bodies have been found, including those of a first-trimester fetus with those of a pregnant woman.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Crime & Punishment
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Wanbli Gleska Tokahe

    If the culprit/s of these gruesome crimes are found,..they should not be protected when they go to prison,..each victim has a family member brother, uncle, father etc. It takes a real low life to kill a pregant women. Low lifes in prison are dispised by the honorable inmates of prison,..remember honor amongst thieves. Inmates have honor also. Let them have a piece of these low lifes.

    March 2, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  2. 40 Acres & A Mule

    reminds me of old mob stories

    February 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    After they find all the bodies I wonder if law enforcement will have any idea of who did this. Sounds like a really cold case. At least some families will find out what happened to their missing loved ones – a mixed blessing at best.

    February 27, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  4. JR Miami, FL

    Sounds like the true story told in the 2007 movie "Bordertown" with Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Lopez (also producer). So sad. Again, reporters are the ones who uncover and tell the world about the existence of such inhumane, vile acts.

    February 27, 2009 at 5:39 pm |