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Hossencofft pleads guilty

Surprise appearance results in sudden turn in case (Albuquerque) 36-year-old Diazien Hossencofft has taken the first step toward keeping his end of a bargain. A plea bargain, that is. By pleading guilty to his estranged wife’s murder and a dozen other crimes this afternoon, Hossencofft set the wheels into motion for a deal cut with …

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Diazien Hosencofft / KOB-TV
Diazien Hosencofft / KOB-TV

Investigators search Rio Puerco for Girly’s remains

…won’t disclose what–if anything–was found. March 4, 2001 (photos to be added: rpsearch1.jpg A few hundred yards south of Interstate 40, searchers gather as two of them dig in a small area behind a tiny hill. rpsearch2.jpg A cadaver dog, named Jasper, disappears into the shadows along the side of the Rio Puerco as his …

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Investigators search again for Girly’s remains

Low-profile search unfolds this morning in isolated desert Friday, July 7, 2000 (Socorro County, New Mexico) Before the sun appeared, they gathered. A core group of investigators. Two highly trained searchers and their dogs. And the sum of their collective hope. Everyone here set out to find that ultimate connection to a pleasant, petite woman …

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Search yields ‘Items of intrigue,’ no human remains

Monday, June 26, 2000 (near Magdalena, NM) One thing appears certain following a two-day-long, extensive search for the remains of Girly Chew Hossencofft west of Magdalena. Her body was not found. That outcome alone may yield deflated headlines in other news sources. Not here. And for good reason… View search photos At the end of …

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50 search photos

Update, Dec. 30, 2019: All June 25 search photos now published *plus* bonus photos.  In total, 70 search photos now appear on this post.  Hossencofft Search Photographs:  June 24 & 25, 2000 For details of this 2-day high-profile search, please read Search yields ‘Items of intrigue,’ no human remains. Saturday, June 24, 2000   Sunday, …

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