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Leah Peebles

In 2006, 23-year-old Leah Rachelle Peebles moved to Albuquerque New Mexico looking for a fresh start but just a few weeks after she made the move, she disappeared. When her father, John Peebles, made the trip to New Mexico to search for her himself, he discovered a world of crime he’d never experienced before. Despite recognizing the danger, he was putting himself in and receiving a death threat himself, he dug deeper into the world he was convinced his daughter was trapped in in hopes of bringing her home.


Leah Peebles is a white female, 5’4’, 105lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair that she cuts and colors a lot. She has a few tattoos including a scroll flower design on her upper back and a Celtic cross on her lower back. She might also be going by the name Maya.


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3918DFNM - Leah Rachelle Peebles, http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3918dfnm.html.


Aerial Footage of the West Mesa Site - YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_bUfnLWUQg.


“Bell: Welcome to the Future of Flight.” Bell Flight, https://www.bellflight.com/.


Boyd, Deanna. “Disappearance What Happened to Their Daughter?” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 18 Oct. 2009, pp. 1B–6B. Newspapers.com.


“Disappeared: A Father's Quest.” Season 4, episode 7, Discovery Plus, 11 Sept. 2011.


“Fort Worth Teen Challenge - Fort Worth, TX.” Adult & Teen Challenge, 18 Feb. 2021, https://teenchallengeusa.org/centers/tctx601/.


“John Daniel Peebles Obituary (1958 - 2013) .” Legacy.com, https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/cantonrep/name/john-peebles-obituary?pid=166314836.


“Leah Rachelle Peebles.” The Charley Project, https://charleyproject.org/case/leah-rachelle-peebles.


“Missing Person / Namus #MP603.” NamUs, https://namus.nij.ojp.gov/case/MP603.


Nicole Perez and Robert Browman / Journal Staff Writers. “West Mesa Killings Left Pain, Questions That Won't Go Away.” Albuquerque Journal, 2 Feb. 2018, https://www.abqjournal.com/1128163/west-mesa-killings-left-pain-questions-that-wont-go-away.html.


Sheppard, Maggie, and Susan Montoya Bryan. “Discovery of Bones Reopens Cases.” The Times Leader, 3 Mar. 2009, p. 7A. Newspapers.com.


Valdez, Diana Washington. “Feb. 15 2014: Families of Victims Received Tips about Possible Killers.” El Paso Times, ElPaso-Unknown, 6 Dec. 2017, https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/archives/2014/02/15/families-victims-received-tips-about-possible-killers/73897484/.


“Victims of the West Mesa Murders.” Albuquerque Journal, 7 Feb. 2020, https://www.abqjournal.com/community-data/west-mesa-murder-victims.


“West Mesa Murders.” Albuquerque Journal, 7 Feb. 2020, https://www.abqjournal.com/community-data/west-mesa-murders.



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