NM: Home buyers face dilemma on West Mesa

Posted at: 02/26/2009 10:02 PM
Updated at: 02/27/2009 7:29 AM
By: Eyewitness News 4

Some homeowners on Albuquerque’s West Mesa are facing the possibility their houses could be sitting on a crime scene with undiscovered bodies.

In the area around 118th Street and Dennis Chavez in southwest Albuquerque, 11 bodies have already been found. Police say over the next several months, even more could be discovered.

But even as police conduct their search, construction on nearby housing developments continue.

Devon Hall and his family are looking for a new home. He says it probably won’t be on the West Mesa.

“It’s famous now as a creepy place, and I just wouldn’t do it,” he said. “I would not buy that house, even if it was a really, really nice house. I feel like the land retains a certain energy of things that go on over time.” Continue reading

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US warns on wave of foreign male prostitutes

The Standard – Hong Kong
Friday, February 27, 2009

Growing numbers of male prostitutes from around the region are coming to Hong Kong to work, according to a United States government report.

The latest US State Department report on human rights warns “an increasing number of men” are offering sex-for-sale services in the city.

A local support group for male sex workers says they are paid between HK$1,000 and HK$5,000 for their services and that most of their clients are men.

Referring to the sex trade in general, the US report says: “The overwhelming majority were women, although an increasing number of young men came to work as homosexual prostitutes. Continue reading