ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Vice cops from the Albuquerque Police Department vice unit hitthe streets to learn more about the prostitutes working EastCentral and maybe pick up clues about who dumped a dozen bodies onthe west mesa.
The only two names attached so far to the skeletal remains foundover the last month are of women with a history ofprostitution.
The women who work along Central told KRQE News 13 they arescared after hearing the news of the bodies.
Most of the girls said they knew the two who were found on themesa.
Ria said she has to protect herself on the streets while Debbiesaid God protects her.
They all said they or someone they knew had been the victim of arape or beating or been threatened with guns. However they alsosaid easy money to pay for a drug habit keeps them on thestreets.
Police have released few details of their investigation but havesaid prostitution could be a common link in the burials.Investigators continue to search the site where over the last monththey have recovered the skeletal remains of 12 people and an unbornfetus.
The attorney for a state cop fired last week for shooting at a minivan full of kids tells News 13 her client deserves his job back.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.