Johnna Russell

Johnna is a writer and editor with a deep love and respect for the beauty, magic, and mystery of the great state of New Mexico. Johnna grew up right on the border between New Mexico and West Texas. Her favorite childhood memories are of frequent visits to Carlsbad Caverns. She enjoys learning all she can about this breathtaking state and sharing information with other lovers of New Mexico.


  1. Tom Bishop
    May 24, 2017 @ 8:22 pm

    I’ve always wondered if they ever found out who killed Cricket Koogler ( I think that’s the way her name was spelled) in the late 1950s. If I remember correctly, it was in or around Las Cruces. (I lived in El Paso at the time and remember hearing about it and reading about it.)


  2. Mary lee
    May 25, 2017 @ 12:28 am

    What about shooting of w.diamondnoples in Albuquerque in 1940. May have been my father


  3. Sandy Broadbent
    May 25, 2017 @ 12:39 am

    There is still the unsolved mystery of Albert Jennings Fountain and his young son Henry who disappeared in the White Sands area in 1896. Also the disappearance of young Robbie Romero from Santa Fe, circa 2000.


  4. brenda
    May 25, 2017 @ 3:03 am

    what about the disappearance of Jimmy Mathews in February 2000.


  5. cheryl
    May 25, 2017 @ 4:38 pm

    I never did find out what happened to my dad Orlando Valdez they never found a body


  6. Dee Martinez
    May 25, 2017 @ 10:41 pm

    Who killed Rosemary Tellez at City of Rocks? She was only 13 -16 and I never heard anything else about her. We lived in Deming at the time she lived across the street from me on the corner of Santa Barbara street and ? I don’t recall that street name.


  7. Sharon Sanchez
    August 12, 2017 @ 4:20 pm

    Never found the one that Murdered my brother on 2nd street.2004 his name is Genaro ( Ted)) Sanchez .he was shot 5 times .to many murders out in new mexico that are unsolved.they have a suspect name but not enough evidence to arrest him. I know who he and his family is . not a very nice family.


  8. Aron g
    September 25, 2018 @ 7:20 am

    What about the Springer murders in 2006 or 2007 a friend of mine was at home in her apartment and our other friend we called Springer ran from dead man’s curve to tramway banging on the door wielding a knife screaming for her life saying shouting Lisa please help me I killed him she stabbed her husband to death .they where killing people in the springs they call land grant people would run out of gas they life them down to the springs steal the cars part them put Robb them kill them. then the animals would spread the bones of the bodies all up and down the springs past dead man’s curve one of the people commiting the crimes was Ben Santos I’m wondering if the crimes where related to the west side murders I used to stay up there in the springs I knew all these people strange you no one has ever heard about it but I know Lisa never answered the door for Springer she just called the cops poor Springer just couldn’t take what Ben and her husband where doing to people I think she got 70 years never knew her real name…


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