NM: West Mesa Search Sifts Through Details

POSTED: 5:25 pm MST March 3, 2009
UPDATED: 6:12 pm MST March 3, 2009

The search for human remains in the West Mesa is now in its fourth week.

Investigators spent Tuesday sifting through the dirt, gathering small fragments of human bones.

The work is now focusing on where remains have already been found.

Around those spots, crews are finding small pieces of bone as they turn up the sand.

“We continue to find bone fragments that we hope to link back to some of the remains,” Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said.

Schultz said his department is putting in limited overtime during the week, but because they’re trying to process the scene as fast as possible, crews are also working weekends. Continue reading


NM: Mass Grave Death Tally Rises to 13

Published: March 02, 2009 14:09h

By Warren Blake

Two more bodies have been found in a mass grave site in Albuquerque, New Mexico, totalling 13. Police are investigating possible suspects.

The recent discovery of a mass grave in Albuquerque, New Mexico has yielded two new bodies pushing the total to thirteen.

In addition to the original burial site another, possibly connected, bone fragment has been found close by.

The man who discovered the bone was walking his dog close to the grave site when he saw something white under a bush.

– I’m just walking my dog right now and you can see we found this bone and I don’t know if it’s a human bone or if it’s just an animal bone or what – the unnamed man said for American media. Continue reading