Dead woman found in Rio Rancho was homicide

Police have released the identity of a woman whose body was found in a Rio Rancho arroyo. Full Story
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Albuquerque, NM

#21 Jun 12, 2008
the usual happening of a drug user/abuser
Lenae Fassler

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Jun 28, 2008
My name is Lenae and Amber was my step sister. I havent talked to her in years. We had a shitty childhood and I miss her soo much and i regret not talking to her after all this time. Those of you who didnt know her need to stop judging her and dont say "Oh, she had a drug problem". And yeah. She did, but she went through so much shit in her life that half of you people have never EVER experienced.

R.I.P Amber. I love you and Im sorry it's been so long.

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Jul 10, 2008
Missy wrote:
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I think you're the loser, kid. You missed the point which was directed at young people in general and not about this one particular girl. How many "sweet" young things have to die before people like you wake up and realize that certain CHOICES and lifestyles are dangerous?
There are many more young men killed and we do not hear half as much about them. It is easier to paint a rosy picture of a "beautiful girl" but all deaths that are not natural should be reported and followd up on, regardless of who/what the victim was.
YOU should get a grip on REALITY. No, my standards are not high. I have compassion for anyone, regardless of their race, religion, lifestyle, etc... That's not at issue. What is at issue is this young girl had a lifestyle and/or acquaintances that may have led to this situation.
It does not matter one whit to me if she's a virgin, a whore, a nun, whatever. Murder is murder. My heart goes out to the parents because for the rest of their lives, they will be asking themselves what they could have done differently.
I think YOU are the one that's narrow=minded. Face reality. The girl who talks to her parents, stays away from drugs and criminals is less likely to end up in a ditch. I'm not saying she won't - I'm saying that her chances have been halved by not getting involved with the criminal element.
It's people like you, who stick their heads in the sand that cry the hardest and keep hollering for "justice" - I still say that the old adage holds: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
One of my sons is involved in drugs and lives a lifestyle that has me thinking one of these days I'm going to get that phone call I don't want to get. I have another son who is not involved in drugs and is doing everything he can to be a model citizen. Do I love one less than the other? No. Do I do more for one than the other? Yes, because the one involved in drugs does not come around - he's too out of it or in jail most of the time.
Of course this girl's father doesn't care what's on her website. He just knows that his daughter is gone and nothing is going to bring her back. It does not matter now. You see? We love our children, no matter what. We do not have to approve of what they do or where they go or who they hang out with. This girl's father has to foucs on the now and the future. Rather than worrying about what was, what could have been, it is best for him to focus on what he can do to bring justice for her and to bring healing to his family.
what makes you think you can have an opinion? yes you are talking in general for a minute, but then you do bring up her, then it becomes personal...if you want to write about your hate for myspace then write it somewhere else, if you have things to say, why dont you go to myspace quizzes and see that the quizzes: "what drug are you?" and pictures tht are easily found on the internet, well then maybe you should write a book on how you hate myspace and what it brings, or maybe you should comment on that, or start a movement to get it shut down, but to come onto this site, to comment on her, and say harsh things, that is differe, it hurts people that loved her, and you have no place to be so ignorant about her, you didnt know her whatsoever. having to write so much to defend yourself proves it, you have no place.

Rio Rancho, NM

#24 Sep 18, 2008
Amber was a beautiful old soul, and will never be forgotten to those whos lifes she touched.Everyone can say what they want to say about her, but for the ones that knew her, knows how much of a awesome human being she was.
Finding out one of your friends life was taken away is one of the hardest things to hear..and even now it is a constant struggle to have to bear with each and everyday. I miss her so very much!
For those of you that say she was bad for doing the things she did, well I can't change your oppinion on that, but all I know is that she did NOT deserve anything that those rotten people did to her.

Since: Oct 08

Albuquerque, NM

#25 Oct 22, 2008
Gogol Bordello wrote:
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it sounds like you knew the girl, so i'm sorry for your loss. but you're not actually blaming the media, right? and what is the media lying about in this case?
They are not lying they just are not telling the hole truth. My sister did not deserve to die.

And Jim E this is not some thing to joke about!
Lynns Daughter

Albuquerque, NM

#26 Feb 10, 2009
Has anything new been discovered on this case? It seems like it's been a long time - do the police in New Mexico even investigate murders any more? I'm thinking of Jerome Hall, who was murdered also. Does anyone even care?
Ambers father

United States

#27 Apr 17, 2009
Thanks to those of you that know and understand, and to the rest of you, I pray that you never will have too, for her loss is greater than my pain and my pain is absolutly the most devestational thing in my life.

Richard Turberville
Ambers father

United States

#28 Apr 17, 2009
And Stan fell free to look me up when you have lived half a life and have a clue?



Since: Jul 08

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#29 Apr 17, 2009
Ambers father wrote:
Thanks to those of you that know and understand, and to the rest of you, I pray that you never will have too, for her loss is greater than my pain and my pain is absolutly the most devestational thing in my life.
Richard Turberville
So sorry for your lost Mr. Turberville and don't listen to the negative remarks on the forum. Those people have nothing better to do then to cut peoples hearts out when given a chance. Hiding behind a computer is the only way they can express themself, have pity on them..

United States

#30 Apr 18, 2009
So here goes kids, boys and girls. The truth is, life sucks, It is hard and unpredictable and yet here we go. People that you think are successful at it are just like me, They are falling thru this unforgiving universe with the best amount of dignity and grace they can find. That is the bad news. The good news is, the true definition of life is based on growth and knowledge of ones place, time, and value upon the earth and the whole contribution you make to your fellow man. Life is meant to be expirenced and cherished. To live is to grow. Amber Turberville lived this life, she cherished this life, she grew and she loved.. The simple truth is, life took her before she was done but if we are to grow, love, and live this life we should learn from her mistakes smile at her heart and love the person she was and most of all the person she aspired to be. I miss her every day.
here for justice

Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM

#31 Dec 9, 2009
I too knew amber for a very short time before she was murdered.Amber was a lost and miss-lead child in a very big unforgiving world.I do also know the people she ran with and I WILL find the person who did this to her.Even in the dope world there is no excuse for this kind of crime.I did not live here when i meet this girl but have moved to this area to find YOU for what you have done to this awesome little girl.I am not a cop and i dont have any training in homicide but i do know drugs there people and the people she ran with so i will not give up on amber she did not diserve this.May god be with her family and me as i seek out a heartless killer.And to all you who cant get over the fact that amber was on drugs and want to lay judgement on her,she forgives you,cause she was a better person than you.we all need to look deeper than that into who she was inside cause she was a wanderfull girl full of smiles and always happy she inspired me to change my path,could you do that?

Albuquerque, NM

#32 Feb 1, 2010
From time immortal, humans have had Choices. Many are good and lead to the easier road. Many are wrong and take us down the harshest trails. Many, sad to say, are deadly.

I endlessly pray that young people (including my own family) today will survive their Rebellious years. Many will seek treasured companions that are a positive influence in time, and live to help others with decisions in the future.

Many will choose wrong, possibly not surviving. My prayers are with all. The surviving family and friends, now bear the pain and constant guilt, "what could I have done to change this". Sadly, Choices are not always correct, humans are fallible..

Albuquerque, NM

#33 Jan 10, 2011
Media B_stards wrote:
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What the news fails to mention is that this girl had wrote that she was cleaning up and that she no longer wanted the life of drugs. Maybe rather than reporting a small bit of the information the media will learn to report all of it in context or just not report anything at all.
also who knows how long she had been able to update her myspace page. because someone expieriments with drugs does not make them a troubled individual drug addict. then most of the people i go to high school with would all go under that category. Amber was a very kind warmhearted person and she saw the light, she is in a better place now so instead of pointing out flaws (that everyone also carries, no one is perfect) i think we should be focused on finding out who did this to her and to celebrate her life. rip amber I will always miss and love you

Albuquerque, NM

#34 Apr 26, 2011
For those of you judging her, shame on you. I grew up with this girl and she has been through more than any of you could imagine. I was lucky enough to escape it, but nobody cared enough to help her. You think she WANTED this life style? The poor girl had no choice.
Nobody saved her.

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