Authorities reported today that bone and other human remains belonging to an estimated 19 corpses have been found in seven clandestine graves (fosas) in 24 hours. "The Narcofosas" located between Loma del Zapatero and San Miguelito colonias, west of the city of Iguala , Guerrero.
On Tuesday, members of the Attorney General of the State (PGJE), State Police, Army and State Civil Protection exhumed the first nine bodies in four mass graves where different corporations began excavating, from nine in the morning, to late afternoon.
Today the digging and search continued, resulting in locating 10 additional bodies, in 3 graves. Only one of the remains has been identified as female.
The pits were apart from each other from three to 10 meters; some of the decomposing human remains still had clothing.
According to reports from the State Attorney General, the excavations in this area will continue, because it is presumed that there are more bodies buried. Therefore, members of Civil Protection experts PGJE and” Rapid Response Team” will remain working at the site.
The discovery of the graves was made after city officials received a second anonymous tip. An Anonymous tip was first received on April 16th. On that date a fosa was discovered where the tipster indicated bodies would be found. A total of 4 bodies were exhumed, including a Michoacan woman.
Earlier in April authorities had dismantled a drug lab in the same San Miguelito area, , later it was reported the site was also used as a corpse dumping ground.