Suspects’ cells and lockers searched

Search uncovers amulet. Is it Girly’s?

(Albuquerque) The Horner Report has learned that investigators in the Girly Chew Hossencofft case executed a search warrant at the Bernalillo County Detention Center on Wednesday, June 28.

According an inventory report related to the warrant, police seized an amulet from inmate Diazien Hossencofft’s locker. Mr. Hossencofft is the estranged husband of Girly Hossencofft. He and his friend Linda Henning are both charged with murdering Ms. Hossencofft.

The amulet appears to be significant to investigators and the suspects. According to court documents, Henning stated the following in a letter written to Mr. Hossencofft, “You must hide the amulet. They will check almost anywhere. You will need it here, and need to hide it at all times while here at BCDC.”

Henning’s letter is dated March 22, 2000. At that time, Mr. Hossencofft was an inmate at the Torrance County Jail and was about to be transfered to the jail in Albuquerque.

According to Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, an amulate is defined as, “a charm (as an ornament) often inscribed with a magic incantation or symbol to protect the wearer against evil (as disease or witchcraft) or to aid him.”

Ms. Hossencofft was known to worship Kwan Yin, the Buddhist goddes of mercy (“KWAN YIN, also KWANNON Goddess of mercy and compassion. A lady dressed in white seated on a lotus and holding an infant. Murdered by her father, she recited the holy books when she arrived in Hell, and the ruler of the underworld could not make the dead souls suffer. The disgruntled god sent her back to the world of the living, where Kwan Yin attained great spiritual insight and was rewarded with immortality by the Buddha. A popular goddess, Kwan Yin’s temple at the Mount of the Wondrous Peak was ever filled with a throng of pilgrims shaking rattles and setting off firecrackers to get her attention.” *source: Chinese Mythology website.

Ms. Hossencofft’s family in Malaysia has recently sent investigators photographs of Girly wearing jewelry. Some of her jewelry remains missing. No word yet on whether the amulet confiscated from Mr. Hossencofft’s locker is seen in the photographs.

One final note: Ms. Hossencofft made several appeals for help before her disappearance. These were primarily requests for help made to the court. In fact, she did receive restraining orders against Mr. Hossencofft (which he was recently found guilty of violating). Ms. Hossencofft apparently appealed to the goddess of mercy for help, too. And in the final three months leading up to her disappearance, she took up karate. Her instructors told this reporter that Girly feared her estranged husband. At roughly this same time, Girly Chew Hossencofft gave a copy of her restraining order to her employer. According to court documents, Ms. Hossencofft told her boss that if she suddenly didn’t show up for work one day, expect the worst. The boss spoke with this reporter last year. According to the boss, Girly stated that Diazien promised to kill her (Girly)…and boasted to Girly that no one would find her body.

Just before she disappeared, Girly Chew Hossencofft wanted to learn one particular part of karate; how to defend herself against two attackers.

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