West Mesa Bone Collector
On February 2, 2009, a woman and her dog discovered human remains in New Mexico. This led to an investigation in which police were able to locate the remains of 11 women in the same area of West Mesa Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is not known if this serial killer has other locations in which more remains have been placed.
The West Mesa Bone Collector is thought to have begun their murder series in 2003. All of the known victims thus far have been females between the ages of 15 and 32. One of the victims was 4 months pregnant at the time of her death. The women were typically from a Caucasian or Latino background, there was only one African American victim. All the victims were discovered buried in the same area. Most of the victims were thought to have been prostitutes, drug users or had strained family relations. It is more common for a serial killer to choose victims who they believe will not be missed. Detectives believe that these murders took place around an annual state fair, which has had a tendency to bring many prostitutes into the area.
There a number suspects which the police are currently investigating. On December 9, 2010, police released pictures of 6 more women they believe have been murdered by the West Mesa Bone Collector. Of the 6 women, only 2 of them have been reported as alive. Police have not stated how they attained these pictures.
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The West Mesa Bone Collector is thought to be responsible for the murders of more than eleven people. Although there are suspects, there have been no formal charges placed for these murders. We currently have information on the eleven victims which have been tied to the West Mesa Bone Collector….Continue reading...