News reports indicate that a search warrant has been served at 411 Main in Joplin in connection with the murder of 13 people whose bodies were found in a mass grave in New Mexico in 2008. The discovery of the bodies was described in the March 14, 2009, Time Magazine:
As police explored the site further, more bones were uncovered. A week later, three bodies were confirmed, then six, including a woman who was four months pregnant. The count now stands at 13, including the fetus, making it the largest crime scene Albuquerque police have ever seen. "These are not complete remains," says John Walsh, a spokesman with the Albuquerque Police Department. "They are components of remains and we are working on identifying them."