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The Mesa

The Mesa

By Tierna Unruh-Enos
In 2009, the remains of 11 women were found on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Known as The West Mesa Murders, it is a case that has never been solved.
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Joseph Blea
Joseph Blea is a convicted rapist from Albuquerque, New Mexico and is one of two persons of interest in the unsolved west mesa murders. We take a look at the evidence (or lack of) against him, and why he's remained in the public eye for so long. 
July 5, 2020
A Thorn in Their Side
Former Albuquerque Police Sgt Thomas Grover talks with us about his time at APD and how the dysfunction in the department affected the investigation into the unsolved west mesa murders. 
May 11, 2020
Lorenzo Montoya
In the past 11 years, only two persons of interest have continued to stay in the public eye. Lorenzo Montoya is one of the two people that police say is a potential suspect in the unsolved case of the west mesa murders. 
March 23, 2020
My Girls: Part Two
In 2007, journalist Maggie Shepherd went on a police ride along that would make public one detectives search for a list of missing women from Albuquerque she called "her girls". Several of those women were found buried on the mesa. 
March 1, 2020
My Girls Part 1
In February 2009, 11 women and 1 unborn child were found on the west mesa, on the outskirts of Albuquerque, NM. It took investigators 2 1/2 months to unearth all of their remains. We speak with Christine Ross, a woman walking her dog who found the bone that led to the the discovery of the largest crime scene in Albuquerque history. 
February 16, 2020
It's Never Been Cold
Between 2001-2006 an alarming number of women went missing from the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico. There were at least 16 women estimated to have gone missing. In 2009, the remains of 11 women and 1 unborn child were found on the mesa to the west of the city limits. No arrests have ever been made, It is the largest unsolved murder case in New Mexico. It was the largest crime scene in Albuquerque history. They are called The West Mesa Murders. They may also be the work of a serial killer. Welcome to The Mesa. 
February 1, 2020