In a part of the desert that might best be described as a wasteland, John Walsh and the crew from AMW investigates a crime scene riddled with garbage. This week, AMW investigates a few really tough cases out of New Mexico.
The first case in this week's show, the murder of Sandra Jean "Boots" Brady, took place right at this very location, when her body was discovered amongst the debris. John Walsh met with the County Sheriff who was responsible for tackling this case, and who brought it to America's Most Wanted.
Bill Peters, a cold case investigator from Bernalillo County, tells John why he never gave up on this case.
"I don't like to give up, period," he says. "Sometimes the information that puts you on the right track comes from where you least expect it."
AMW's Avery Mann spoke with producer Jenna Naranjo about another case that occurred in the area.
A woman walking her dog had stumbled upon a bone which ultimately led police to discover a major mystery spanning, and what is possibly the largest crime scene in North America.
Jenna in describing this fragmented case states, "You have to put all these pieces together, collect a bunch of string, and now we're weaving it all together."
Twelve bodies have been discovered so far, but since February 2009, they've been working this scene 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, trying to recover the remains however many bodies are here.
"This area is a shining example of how it should be done by law enforcement," he said.
John has had some firsthand experience working with this task force, banging down doors, taking some bad guys off of the street, and riding along by helicopter.
It's a 100-acre crime scene, and this team is hard at work to find some evidence that they hope will lead them directly to the killer or killers of these women.