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  • Our friend Sonia Lente.

    Our friend Sonia Lente of the Laguna Pueblo went missing in Albuquerque in 2002. The Albuquerque Journal reported on Friday, June 19 2009 that she had been discovered buried in a shallow grave on the lands of the Isleta Pueblo in 2004 but wasn't identified until this week thanks to dental records.
    She was listed missing along with numerous other women and feared to be among those discovered in a mass murder and burial site at Albuquerque's west mesa.
    My wife and I met her at Haskell Indian Junior College in the spring of 1978, her son and ours were close to the same age, maybe less than a year apart. We lost track of her when we went to my reservation in North Carolina in 2000 so my wife and I could recover from numerous injuries sustained in an automobile accident in late 1999. We came back to Albuquerque in 2003 and have worried about her and her family since we found out.

    She was our friend and we will miss her. We will never forget her.

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    Our friend Sonia Lente.

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      She WAS on a list, she was lumped into a list of missing women in Albuquerque. She was included on a list of the unfortunate women that struggled with drug addiction and prostitution. 10 of the women on this list, along with the unborn child of one, were found in a mass grave on the West Mesa. The women on this list weren't searched for, no investigation into their disappearance was initiated, they had no one, other than their families, to really care. They were basically listed and forgotten. I wasn't until bones were accidentally uncovered during subdivision development and these women became news that anyone cared, other than their families. Then the APD became involved again, they had to.
      Sonia was not one of them, she wasn't an addict or a prostitute, she was a mother, a daughter, a sister and our friend. She was Laguna, she was discovered in Isleta, both are Native pueblos, this leads us to believe that she knew or felt comfortable with the SOB(s) that did this. These or this sick individual(s) will get theirs one day.


      • #4
        Wow this is sad to hear. So did they find whoever was responsible for the women on West Mesa?


        • #5
          No they haven't. We had an incident where dude this picked up a street chick, took her to his house and apparently killed her. He didn't know that the girl's sponsor, or pimp, had followed them as her protection. He began wondering what was taking so long and checked. He found the guy loading her up in his trunk, a short gunfight ensued and the guy was shot dead. Many, including some unnamed officials, think that the guy that got wasted was the serial killer 'cause no more disappearances have occured. I don't think that we'll ever know.


          • #6
            wow I am sorry to hear that all this has taken place.


            • #7
              James and Reese

              James and Reese Wells both passed away along with Clement Wolf Plume in Canada in a truck accident.


              • #8
                My family's heartfelt wishes and prayers go out to those in our country that have lost family and/or friends. They have left this material world to travel with those that have gone before. It's very hard for those of us who are left behind but we have great memories and stories to tell.


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