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Unsolved Serial Killings Haunt NM; Where are the Psychics?

Posted in Center for inquiry by Skepdude on April 22, 2009

My home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is making national news again, and it’s not the kind of press Mayor Chavez wants. It seems that there may be a dozen or more victims of a serial killer whose bodies were buried in a vacant lot on the West Mesa, dating back at least several years.

As writer Sarah Netter noted in the Feb. 17 Albuquerque Journal, “The bodies were found by chance, starting with one bone sticking out of the dirt…The bones were believed to have been unearthed by excavation work in the area.” At last count, the remains of eleven people have been found at what Police Chief Ray Shultz describes as one of the largest crime scenes in New Mexico.

It’s a horrifying story that brings up a curious issue. There are hundreds of psychic detectives across the country who claim to locate missing persons and solve crimes for police. I’d guess that there are dozens of psychics in Albuquerque who, if they have the abilities they claim, could do the same. Yet Albuquerque has about 25 open cases of missing adults, and hundreds of unsolved homicides dating back decades.

It’s a fair question to ask: Why haven’t any psychics helped locate missing persons, bring their killers to justice, or save lives by stopping serial killers before they could kill again? Why are police forensic teams and the Office of the Medical Investigator spending weeks identifying bodies on the West Mesa when gifted psychics could presumably do it in hours? Why are the remains of these victims being discovered only nowby accidentinstead of years ago by psychic-led search teams?

Among New Mexico’s high-profile missing persons cases:

* Albuquerque native Nick Garza disappeared after a party at Vermont’s Middlebury College, where he was a student, on February 5, 2008. For months, his family and police searched in vain; at least one psychic claimed to communicate with Garza’s spirit, but could not help locate him. Garza’s body was finally found by police and cadaver dogs in a creek near the college on May 27, 2008.


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  1. gifted 1 said, on July 3, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Unfair comparison! You want a revelation? How about your little “window” adventures when you were 12? That’s twisted.

    • Skepdude said, on July 3, 2009 at 11:08 PM

      Ha ha ha ha. Your fishing is pathetic, looser!

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