Three months after Albuquerque Police found twelve bodies buried on a mesa, they're broadening their investigation, coming here to Lubbock for answers.
Our local Texas Rangers confirmed to us Monday that Albuquerque Police Officers were at the Lubbock Police Department looking for any connections to help solve those murders. Back in February, police uncovered the remains of 11 adults and one fetus. After identifying seven of them, they've found they're all adult women with histories of drug-use or prostitution. Now, APD's John Walsh tells us they're coming here along with several other outlying areas for two reasons. One, we've had several similar murders of known-prostitutes in the past decade. And two, the Albuquerque women may have had connections here in the Hub.
"Many many communities across the nation have this very same occurrance...that's what we're looking at. If any community has that occurrance as well as any path that like I said, that different ladies that we've been able to identify crossed paths or were seen in areas. It's not just one community we're looking at...it's multiple communities throughout the nation."