Rio Grande - Las Cruces New Mexico

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The cries of a woman who allegedly drowned her kids in the river can be heard along the river banks. She is supposed to be cursed to wander the banks for eternity searching for her children.

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Las Cruces, NM
United States

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32.300208355695155, -106.8247652501953
Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Nearest Towns:
Fairacres, NM (1.3 mi.)
Mesilla, NM (2.5 mi.)
Las Cruces, NM (2.8 mi.)
San Ysidro, NM (3.6 mi.)
University Park, NM (4.3 mi.)
San Pablo, NM (4.6 mi.)
Dona Ana, NM (6.2 mi.)
San Miguel, NM (11.3 mi.)
Mesquite, NM (12.0 mi.)
La Mesa, NM (14.1 mi.)


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  1. I was born and raised in Las Cruces. This story is not correct. I know of this story and the original story is from the time of the Indians who lived by the Rio Grande. A young woman was working in the fields and noticed her two sons were missing. . The mother and her the men in the tribe searched until dark,but the woman stayed and walked along the banks of the river.The next morning,the woman was found out of her mind. She vowed not to leave until her 2 sons came back. Later the same day,SHE drown herself and now cries as she walks the river. ..

    • Haha very funny. The story is called the weeping woman. and she did drown her two kids cause she wasn’t happy with her husband and what he gave her. She later realized that she was being selfish and stayed to pray and be forgiven. This is real. I’ve heard it befor and I literally scared the shit out of me.

  2. the legend is from mexico and her name is the llorona and she drowned her kids cause she was in love with a man that was rich and she was poor she found out that he was to be married to someone in his same class so to get even with the man she drowned her kids when she realized what she had done she went crazy and drowned herself looking for her kids so now she is crused and wanders the rio grande cryig looking for her children!!!!! so if ur going to tell story tell it right

  3. not actually moraima. The story of LaLorona is that she drowned her two kids because the guy she was in love with did not want kids. He then married someone else.

  4. Bodies were dumped an elephant Butte Lake A little ways up from Las Cruces I’m sure the people who died now room the Rio grande lip river from elephant Butte down

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