Valerie Guzman captured; had escaped from UNMH

Posted at: 02/26/2013 10:44 PM
Updated at: 02/27/2013 8:32 AM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

Photo: Valerie Guzman
Photo: Valerie Guzman

Valerie Guzman, who claimed she escaped from UNM Hospital because a guard fell asleep, has been captured.

Guzman contacted KOB Eyewitness News 4 two weeks ago after her escape and said at the time she was planning on turning herself in but never did.

APD told KOB they got a tip that Guzman was in Southeast Albuquerque.

She was arrested at a University Avenue motel.


Guzman had been taken to UNMH after ingesting heroin.

KOB will have more on this story during Wednesday morning's newscasts.