New Mexico bodies investigation turns high tech

AP News
Posted: Oct 06, 2011 10:46 AM
New Mexico bodies investigation turns high tech

Albuquerque police are hoping computers will lead them to the person who killed 11 women and buried their bodies in the desert west of Albuquerque.

Authorities have said nearly all the dead women worked as prostitutes before they disappeared between 2003 and early 2005. Hikers discovered the first set of remains in early 2009, and the final victim was identified last year.

KOB-TV ( reports police continue to receive federal grant money to update their technology systems. Detectives are using computers to cross reference information they get from tips.

For instance, if police got a name of a possible suspect, they would put that into the computer to see if anyone else mentioned that name.

Police Chief Ray Schultz says that increases the likelihood it may be good information. Years after the killings, the department says it continues to receive information.