Residents report that on the night of September 27, 2014, they witnessed a convoy of about 3 dozen members of Guerreros Unidos, arrive in late model trucks and a backhoe.
They report seeing the backhoe excavating two large holes, later evident by two large mounds of dirt.
These residents notified the parents of the 43 missing normalistas, of a discovery on October 31st, of human remains.
Villagers called on the media, showing them many bones, including the two jaw bones a skull, and a vertebrae discovered in a pit about 3 feet deep. The pit was 65 feet from the road in Los Cazahuates.
The discovery was made soon after the detention in Carrizalillo last week of halcon Modesto Onofre Peña Celso, along with 9 federal officers, who are suspected of having links with the cartel. During questioning Peña Celso reportedly gave information to police about several clandestine narco-fosas ( graves) in the hills in the area.
A group of residents accompanied by a federal prosecutor walked along the road that connects Amatitlan and Tenantla, in Los Cazahuates and where the bones were found.
The people who discovered the grave asked that they remain anonymous, in fear of reprisals from Guerreros Unidos, who dominates the area.
The (PGR) prosecutor’s office promised to return on Saturday to collect evidence, evacuating the graves and run tests on the bones, but that plan was then suspended. They did send the discovered remains to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) of Chilpancingo
Then yesterday, they issued this statement "With diligence we aim to locate the graves identified by the inhabitants of this town, and proceed in excavating the findings, " the PGR said. Further stating, that federal forces will work in coordination with collective authority
The villagers believe the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa teacher’s college were taken to Carrizalillo and could possibly be found in the fosas.
Residents of the community are said to have been living in fear of the Peña Celso family, which has been linked to the Guerreros Unidos gang.
One Carrizalillo resident, who would only be identified as “Jacinto,” said he believed there were many graves in the area and claimed to know of one that contained 30 bodies. He adds, because of the size of the operation, and the timing, it is highly probable that many of the missing 43 are buried in the area.
The commissioner of the community of Carrizalillo in the municipality of Zumpango de Neri, says 3 fosas have been discovered so far and that the two large fosas could have as many as 60 bodies.
Residents say that federal police attempted to arrest and intimidate villagers, and attest to a long history of torture and abuse by the federal police.
Information used for this post from: Reforma, Sinembargo, Jornada