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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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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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Embudo Canyon search

Prior to going in to work Wednesday afternoon, I watched CBS Southwest News at Noon. I learned from my colleague Tom Thorpe’s live report that police were wrapping-up a search in Embudo Canyon (end of Menaul, east of Tramway). Thorpe reported the search was related to the Girly Hossencofft case. I drove out to the site about an hour later. …

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