Almost three thousand fragments of human remains on a ranch in Veracruz
|Two of these 5 students who vanished January 11, have been identified among the discovered remains|
It is estimated that the remains belong to hundreds of victims who were killed and their bodies burned and crushed. Tierra Blance families seek Argentine and New Mexico experts to confirm the remains of their children.
The ranch, ‘El Limón’ in Veracruz, where the remains of two of the five students who disappeared on January 11 were discovered, was used by organized crime with the suspected complicity of security forces, to eliminate the bodies of hundreds of people taken hostage over several years.
The discovery of nearly three thousand fragments belonging to hundreds of bodies was discovered at the ranch, located in the town of Tlalixcoyan, in the state of Veracruz.
The fragments were collected at El Limón ranch, after three days of forensic work, by state experts and the Federal Scientific Police Division.
The search, which initiated because of citizen complaint, began by using dogs trained in the location of human remains.
"The experts in forensic anthropology were working three days in the area to excavate and process the parts that had been found.
Among the fragments collected are various particles, from pieces of bone to other objects that are present in human composition, such as blood.
Authorities stated, the problem for the experts, is that much of the fragments found are in a state of significant deterioration, making it difficult to be processed and identified with conventional forensic evidence. For example, and most notably, bone fragments were calcined.
Because of this, it has not been able to determine, exactly how many bodies belong to the three thousand fragments found at the ranch, but officials estimate it could be hundreds of victims.
So far, from a pair of bones and a bloodstain, it was possible to identify victims, who were the young people missing in Tierra Blanca.
The hypothesis is, that the victims were taken to the ranch, where their captors proceeded to burn their bodies and then grind the remains, much like conventional cremation and ultimately burying them.
Yesterday, Deputy Secretary for Human Rights of the Ministry of Interior, Roberto Campa, confirmed that the ranch was used to for mass elimination of abducted and murdered victims.