Details of Disappearance
Candelaria disappeared from Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 15, 2003. In April 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.
The other victims were Jamie Barela
, Victoria Chavez
, Virginia Cloven
, Syllannia Edwards
, Cinnamon Elks
, Doreen Marquez
, Julie Nieto
, Veronica Romero, Evelyn Salazar
, Michelle Valdez
, and Valdez's unborn baby. The West Mesa murders remain under investigation.