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    POI - Joseph Blea

    http://krqe.com/2014/01/31/does-apd-...-mesa-murders/

    Link from Abq local paper today...
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    From above link..."Blea's DNA...matched DNA discovered on the pants of a young prostitute whose body had been dumped in the 1980's..."statute of limitations prevented a charge in that case"

    How can this be? She was murdered. No statute of limitations there.
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    From above link..."Blea's DNA...matched DNA discovered on the pants of a young prostitute whose body had been dumped in the 1980's..."statute of limitations prevented a charge in that case"

    How can this be? She was murdered. No statute of limitations there.
    First thought that sprang to my mind, too -- but thinking further: Maybe it was felt there was not enough evidence for a murder charge but maybe for manslaughter, say -- and so "statute of limitations issues". Just a guess.

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    http://www.abqjournal.com/534884/new...-remember.html

    “I haven’t heard anything about my sister,” said Julie “Bubbles” Gonzales, whose sister Doreen Marquez was found buried on the mesa. “We want to feel less forgotten.”

    Nearly six years to the day after the case began, police may have done something that speaks to that concern. Late Friday, for the first time, they confirmed the identities of two men being investigated in the murders.

    Their names are Lorenzo Montoya and Joseph Blea. Police spokesman Tanner Tixier said police don’t have enough evidence to call either man a suspect, but they also don’t have enough evidence to rule them out... Tixier said the men are on a list of up to 20 people who haven’t been ruled out either. He wouldn’t name anyone else on the list. “We have literally ruled out hundreds of people,” Tixier said. “The police department has not forgotten about this case.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    From above link..."Blea's DNA...matched DNA discovered on the pants of a young prostitute whose body had been dumped in the 1980's..."statute of limitations prevented a charge in that case"

    How can this be? She was murdered. No statute of limitations there.
    I would think that maybe the DNA found was sperm, so no proof of murder....sexual assault statute of limitations?

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    http://krqe.com/2014/01/31/does-apd-...-mesa-murders/

    The excavation team found an identification tag from a tree that was purchased at an Albuquerque nursery in one of the graves. It took months of cross-referencing to put it all together, but detectives were able to trace the tag back to a nursery where Blea, who had worked as a gardener and landscaper, was a frequent customer, KRQE has learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CriminalMinds View Post
    the plastic tag thing is hard to ignore pointing towards Blea, but to me, he seems to be a preferential offender, geared towards being a pedophile
    I agree with this. Could the plastic tag from the tree (I think it was a plastic tag from a tree) be from the landscaping that was done on the new housing development? Could the tag have blown there from the neighborhood?

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    Joseph Blea - Man sentenced to 36 years in kidnapping, sexual assault of 13-year-old

    Today Joseph Blea was sentenced to 36 years for the kidnapping and assault of a young girl in 1990. This October he will be going on trial for assaults in the McKinley Middle School area of Albuquerque.

    Rachel and Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danse_Macabre View Post
    Joseph Blea - Man sentenced to 36 years in kidnapping, sexual assault of 13-year-old

    Today Joseph Blea was sentenced to 36 years for the kidnapping and assault of a young girl in 1990. This October he will be going on trial for assaults in the McKinley Middle School area of Albuquerque.

    Rachel and Josh
    Interesting!


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    I found an address for Joseph Blea. He was arrested for DV against a household member in 2008. The address is not far from Dennis Chavez/118 st.


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    Well, well, well, isn't this interesting... Is Joseph Blea tied to West Mesa killings?

    http://www.abqjournal.com/597107/new...-killings.html
    Say-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayd View Post
    Well, well, well, isn't this interesting... Is Joseph Blea tied to West Mesa killings?

    http://www.abqjournal.com/597107/new...-killings.html
    I figured police had a stronger suspect than Montoya. Very interesting indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayd View Post
    Well, well, well, isn't this interesting... Is Joseph Blea tied to West Mesa killings?

    http://www.abqjournal.com/597107/new...-killings.html
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    The affidavit filed in 2010 in support of a search warrant seeking DNA from Joseph R. Blea, 58, says the identification tag for 5-gallon spearmint juniper was recovered from the grave of a victim found 8 feet below the surface “in an area where Blea was known to dump debris from his landscape business.

    “It is highly unlikely (the tag) blew into the pile of dirt after the grave #2 had been dug up,” according to the affidavit filed by APD detectives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sayd View Post
    Well, well, well, isn't this interesting... Is Joseph Blea tied to West Mesa killings?

    http://www.abqjournal.com/597107/new...-killings.html
    Sure seems highly likely to me. Where are those pieces of jewelry? The underwear? Surely victims' families may recognize jewelry of their loved ones...these items need to be located and matched with victims, if they are matched I would say Bea is the one? Has LE done this? Is the jewelry long gone? If so, that is VERY bad.


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    There has to be a second burial site. Let's match the victim with the latest known missing date and see if we can figure out what Blea was up to around that time.


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