9th Body Unearthed in New Mexico Desert

All may be victims of serial killer
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 25, 2009 3:00 AM CST
Police report that 24 women are missing in Albuquerque.   (©silas216)
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(Newser) – A ninth body has been unearthed in the New Mexican desert in what one expert believes is the work of a serial killer, reports KRQE-TV. Only one of the victims in the secret graveyard outside Albuquerque—a prostitute reported missing in 2003—has been identified. There are currently 24 women listed as missing in Albuquerque, including several prostitutes. Police believe all of the victims, including a pregnant women, were killed between 2003-2005 and were buried by the same individual.

"This has all the trappings of a serial murder case," said a University of New Mexico professor who has studied 1000 serial killers.