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Authorities investigate an area where possible human remains were discovered, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M. Construction workers building a park discovered the bones, less than a mile from a mass grave where human remains, including those of a pregnant woman, were unearthed in 2009, police said. (Photo: Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

Albuquerque police are investigating whether bones discovered Tuesday in an area where 11 women were found buried nearly a decade ago are human remains — a development that has sparked fears that there may have been more victims in an unsolved serial killing that has haunted the city. Construction workers building a park discovered the bones on the city's West Mesa, police said, a quarter mile from a mass grave where the remains were unearthed in 2009 after a woman walking her dog found a large bone protruding from the dirt.

The case remains unsolved, with no arrests.

Authorities have said nearly all the dead women, one of whom was pregnant, worked as prostitutes before they disappeared between 2003 and early 2005. At least six other missing women are believed to be linked to the case, according to police.

The area will be excavated and bones and other remains will be analyzed and tested — a process that could take months, police Chief Michael Geier said.

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