Girly Chew was on vacation from her native Malaysia when she met Daizien Hossencofft at Sea World. Hossencofft, who had been born Armand Chavez, claimed to be a former CIA agent and medical doctor and had used a bogus cure for cancer to take over $100,000 from unsuspecting cancer patients. In 1992, unaware the serial con man was not a scientist, Girly left Malaysia for Albuquerque, NM, to marry Hossencofft. In January 1999, Girly moved out of the couple’s home and filed for divorce after a domestic violence incident where Diazien had threatened to kill her. The 36-year-old Girly took a job as a teller at a bank where she told other bank employees she was afraid for her safety. On September 10, 1999, Girly did not show up for work at 8 a.m. Her co-workers reported her missing at 8:10 a.m.
Girly was last seen on September 9, 1999, leaving work. Hossencofft reportedly “sped” into his driveway hours after his wife departed her job. His neighbors said his face was covered in black greasepaint and he was wearing a camouflage shirt when he came home. When police went to Girly’s apartment, they found evidence of a struggle, including the remnants of pools of blood that someone had tried to clean up with bleach. Days after Girly’s disappearance, her blood-splattered pink and orange shorts, green and white blouse, and green panties were found wrapped in a gray tarpaulin on Highway 60 southeast of Belen, NM. Along with Girly’s clothing, investigators discovered a piece of duct tape with the hair of Linda Henning, Hossencofft’s current girlfriend, still attached.
Testing on the blood from Girly’s apartment revealed it belonged to her, Henning, and an unknown third person. Hossencofft fled Albuquerque on September 10, and was apprehended weeks later in South Carolina. Henning was arrested and charged in October. In January, 2002, Hossencofft pled guilty to Girly’s murder and was sentenced to life in prison plus 61 years. At Henning’s murder trial that summer, Hossencofft testified Henning had nothing to do with the murder and that he enlisted a man named Bill Miller to kill Girly as practice for a militia war against the alien-led New World Order. Nonetheless, Henning was found guilty of first-degree murder. Before her sentencing date, prosecutor Paul Spiers wrote in his investigation report that Henning had made statements that she had actually consumed the flesh of Girly and that, as a consequence, her remains and body would never be recovered by authorities. Henning was sentenced to 73 years in prison. Girly’s body has never been found.