86 bags with human remains were discovered and exhumed in Jalisco, Mexico
According to a Central Axis publication, the exhumation work began on June 12, after investigations into the disappearance of a woman began. After that, the authorities found indications that there could be human remains in the area, so a search warrant was requested, which was granted by a judge.
Due to the conditions of the discovery, the identification process will be through genetics, since it is not possible to identify the remains with the naked eye, authorities said.
The Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office in Mexico concluded the search for missing persons in a town of San Pedro Tlaquepaque on the outskirts of Guadalajara and found 86 bags with human remains, which will be reviewed at the Jalisciense Institute of Forensic Sciences for their respective identification, as reported by the prosecution in a statement where they will be analyzed and identified through genetic studies.
The work of extraction of the human remains began on June 12, and according to the Public Ministry, the use of a backhoe and a dump truck were required due to the “inclement weather” that hit the area on those dates.
Due to the conditions of the discovery, the identification process will be “through genetics”, since it is not possible to recognize them with the naked eye, added the spokesman for the Public Ministry.
Along with this, the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office works in another grave found on June 8 in the La Higuera area, in the municipality of Zapopan. There, 50 bags with human remains were located in a half-built and abandoned house.
The prosecutor in charge, Gerardo Solís, reported that between January and May 2020, 215 bodies were found in nine graves, which were related to organized crime actions that have not stopped in Mexico, despite the confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 5,800 murders between April and May.
On June 20, the state attorney Gerardo Solís reported that between January and May 215 bodies were found in nine graves in the Metropolitan Area.
Organized crime actions have not stopped in Mexico, despite the confinement of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 5,800 murders between April and May.
Since December 2006, when the government of the time launched a military anti-drug operation, until last May there have been 290,474 murders, according to official figures that do not detail how many cases would be linked to crime.
In addition, more than 60,000 people are missing, the vast majority of them since the beginning of the military offensive.