Leah Peebles -- New Mexico -- 2006 Mar 20, 2013 19:09:21 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Mar 20, 2013 19:09:21 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: someoneismissing.com)
AMW has aired missing 23-year old Leah Peebles three times between 2010 and 2011. In 2006, Peebles disappeared in Albuquerque, New Mexico after deciding to stay there with family friends. She had previously been molested as a little girl and was raped as a teenager. This eventually caused her to resort to narcotics and prostitution. She moved to Albuquerque from Texas to start a better life but soon reverted back to her old habits.
After she disappeared, her father John went to Albuquerque to search for her. He learned that Leah's vehicle was found damaged near an auto-repair shop, one of the workers there was very cooperative. He also learned that she may have been working for a pimp known as "A.J." along Central Ave (old Route 66). Investigators located A.J. after he was located in Bakersfield, California but claimed to have never heard of Leah.
There have been several possible leads along the way. One tipster claimed to have seen Leah getting into a transport truck travelling to Las Vegas, Nevada. Another tipster claimed to have seen Leah working as a waitress in El Paso, Texas. The last credible sighting of her was in the fall of 2006.
It should be noted that between 2003 and 2006, an unusually high volume of women disappeared in Albuquerque, most of which were known prostitutes. 10 of them (and one from another state) were found dead in a western area outside of Albuquerque in 2009. Known as the West Mesa Serial Killer, his identity remains elusive. There is no evidence to link Leah to that case, although it is possible that the killer(s) had a different burial ground in which more women's remains are hidden. Her father believes she was sold to another pimp in another city but for some reason I feel that she never left New Mexico. I don't know why I think that way.
There is an hour+ long blog talk interview the mother of another AMW missing woman (Jessica Foster) did with Leah's father in Late 2012 about the disappearances. I'm going to watch some at least some of it and see if there's any new information mentioned.
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