03-27-2009, 02:10 PM #1
NM - Gladys Garcia, 33, Valencia County, June 2007
On Saturday the smell alerted travellers to look at a residential garbage can that had been dumped at a highway rest area south of Taos. They found a decomposed, dismembered body which has now been preliminarily identified as Gladys Garcia. This ID is based on her tattoos: a rose, number 13, and names Frankie & Gladys; the DNA results haven't come in yet. She was reported missing by her mother in June 2007 150 miles from where the body was found. Time of death is not yet known. The police thinks the body may have been dumped in panic on March 8 because there was a traffic accident and the highway was blocked by the police. They are investigating a possible link to 28-year old Tiffany Ventura's death whose body was found under a mattress in the desert in Valencia county. This happened in January and her COD was blunt force trauma to the head. The body had probably been there from 3 months to a year. She was from Los Lunas and had not been reported missing.
Contact the Valencia or Taos County sheriff's departments if you have any information about the cases.
Here's a link to Tiffany Ventura information:
05-19-2009, 03:14 PM #2
A severed leg with tattoos belongs to a 33-year-old Valencia County, N.M., woman who vanished in 2007, the Taos County Sheriff's Office said...
...Dental records then confirmed Garcia was the dismembered body found in March"Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
05-20-2009, 10:04 AM #3Registered User
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She was found not far from where I live.
I was very eerie to be hearing about how her body was found & I am glad they were able to identify her & her family can have closure.
08-01-2010, 02:06 AM #4
Saturday, 31 July 2010 06:00
A year and a half after a couple discovered the body of 28-year-old Tiffany Ventura under a mattress in El Cerro Mission, sheriff detectives have made an arrest in the case.
David Haidle, 57, of El Cerro Mission, was arrested Thursday on an open count of murder and one count of tampering with evidence. Haidle is being held at the Valencia County Adult Detention Center on a $200,000 cash-only bond.
Haidle was arrested without incident at the probation and parole office.
Detective Aaron Jones said Haidle's arrest was made after his office received information from the state crime lab linking Ventura's DNA to evidence found in Haidle's home on Winston Drive in El Cerro Mission.
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