APD issues statement on upcoming film depicting West Mesa murders

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque Police Department issued the following statement regarding an upcoming film depicting the murders of 11 women and an unborn child found on the city’s west mesa in 2009.

APD was never contacted nor consulted by the writer or producers of the film. The first time the department was aware of the film was when the trailer was publicly released.

APD has worked on this investigation for the last 15 years alongside the families of the young women found murdered on the west mesa. Detectives have been contacted by family members who expressed concerns about the film and how it may portray their loved ones.

The case remains an open and active investigation. Five detectives are assigned to the case and follow up on tips that come in which are reviewed weekly. The investigators have the full support and commitment of department’s leadership behind them in efforts to bring the individual or individuals responsible to justice.

The team of detectives works closely with the FBI, and remain innovative as they constantly explore advancements in technology to see if it can aide in the investigation.

To date, the department has received 1,438 tips. There remains a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in the case and anyone with information can contact the tip-line at (505)-768-2450. Additional information can be found on the city’s website.