Thursday morning, investigators started combing what may be another burial site for the west mesa serial killer. It’s the undeveloped spot in the middle of a neighborhood where bones turned up Tuesday.
From a soon-to-be neighborhood park to a major crime scene — many residents in the Sandstone Trails neighborhood say they’re certain this is just the beginning of a huge discovery.
While some neighbors have come to grips with their subdivision being a crime scene for the next few weeks, others are having a difficult time accepting it.
“I was freaked out I actually got goose bumps, and I thought I was going to be sick and everything else,” said Keri Freeman, who lives near the crime scene.
This spot is in the middle of a neighborhood that wasn’t here ten years ago. It’s just north of the subdivision where eleven women were found buried back in 2009. Police aren’t sure if this another victim.
There are another six to eight missing women from around the time the west mesa serial killer was burying bodies in the area. Police will see if DNA or dental records matches any of them.
Police are not releasing the names of those missing women, however, they say the women had similar backgrounds as the killer’s victims.
Police say that they’ve warned developers to be careful when digging in this area, which has seen a lot of development in the years since the first remains were uncovered.
Police have not said how long this dig will take or if they’ll start digging in areas outside this subdivision. Albuquerque Police still have not named their prime suspect, only saying the killer is either dead or in prison.