By Katy Barnitz, Albuquerque Journal, October 29, 2019
Giovanni Nieto spent his childhood peering under doors to see if his mom was alive, sometimes calling an ambulance for her.
“I grew up around needles and people overdosing,” he said. “People coming in the house with guns and throwing us in the closet.”
Nieto was in elementary school when his Aunt Julie Nieto vanished. His mother, Valerie Nieto, couldn’t handle her sister’s disappearance.