Details of Disappearance
Valdez disappeared from Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 22, 2004. In February 2009, her body was identified. Her skeletal remains were found at a construction site in the West Mesa area of Albuquerque in February, along with the bodies of many other victims. Valdez was pregnant at the time of her death and her fetus was found also.
The other victims were Jamie Barela, Monica Candelaria, Victoria Chavez, Virginia Cloven, Syllannia Edwards, Cinnamon Elks, Doreen Marquez, Julie Nieto, Veronica Romero and Evelyn Salazar. The West Mesa murders remain under investigation.