'West Mesa Murders' tipline helping police on other cases

Aug 16, 2012

Albuquerque police say efforts to solve the 2009 West Mesa serial killings are helping police find evidence in other serious cold cases.

KRQE-TV reports that police say calls to a tip line about the mystery are encouraging people to provide new information.

For example, thanks to new tips investigators have linked a slew of rape test kits to the same serial rapist who preyed on Albuquerque women in the 1990s. Police do not know who he is, but now his DNA profile is in a national database.

Police also have linked two other men to cold case rapes.

Albuquerque police launched in January a public relations blitz in the hunt for a serial killer who killed eleven women, and buried them on the city's west side.