April 1 - Journalist Diana Washington Valdez on the West Mesa Murders
Six years ago, a woman out walking with her dog on the West Mesa of Albuquerque discovered what turned out to be one of the largest crime scenes in American history: a mass grave containing the bodies of 11 murdered young women. Most of the dead women had been missing for years before their bodies were found. Not much progress was made in the investigation, until recently, when the Albuquerque Police Department announced they had two men under investigation for the murders. One, Lorenzo Montoya, was long dead; the other, Joseph Blea, is in jail. Investigative reporter Diana Washington Valdez of the El Paso Times, who is still working this story, put the announcement in context for KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE. For the At Noon excerpt of this interview, Click Here. For a full podcast of this episode of HERE AND THERE, Click Here.