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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Nearly 100 Bodies Found in Eight Clandestine Mass Graves in Irapuato, Guanajuato

 "stevectpa" for Borderland Beat

Search groups find nearly 100 bodies inside 8 clandestine graves in the Arandas hill, located near El Conejo Dam, in Irapuato, Guanajuato (Photo credit: @Busqueda_MX)

After 72 hours of searching for missing persons in the municipality of Irapuato, Guanajuato, this weekend 8 clandestine graves with about 100 bodies were found. On September 24, the National Commission for the Search of Persons (CNB) reported on social media that they were traveling through Guanajuato territory accompanied by relatives of disappeared people. A non-profit organization also joined in the search.

In the last 11 years, at least 109 clandestine graves with 268 bodies have been located in Guanajuato, according to an investigation by the Data Cívica organization and the Universidad Iberoamericana, which was presented on August 25 by videoconference. However, they accused that the Guanajuato Prosecutor's Office does not recognize the existence of any mass graves.

This would be the first time that the existence of clandestine graves in Irapuato was officially recognized by government officials.

Irapuato is one of the municipalities that has been hit the hardest by violence and crime, where reports of missing persons between 2019 and 2020 exceed one hundred, according to reports made by relatives themselves on a page dedicated to finding missing people.

Family members join the search group to find their missing relatives (Photo credit: @Busqueda_MX)

Now, with the discovery of close to 100 bodies in clandestine graves, Guanajuato state official Héctor Díaz Esquer said that in the official government files, these findings should be listed as "clandestine burials" (inhumaciones clandestinas) and not as "clandestine graves" (fosas clandestinas), given that the Guanajuato government does not recognize the terminology for the latter.

The investigation and search work continues on the site in question. The work is arduous because each of the bone remains found will have to be taken for processing to the laboratories of the State Attorney General's Office in order to carry out a classification to determine what bone fragment corresponds to what body.

Investigators will then carry out DNA tests to identify the relatives of the missing people.

Sources: El Debate; Telediario


  1. The clandestine criminal prosecutors hacerse pendejos porque ellos estarse cagando en los calzones de miedo, like the fiscal del demonio Edgar Veytia and his Nayarit governor, all over Mexico fiscals and governors are the worst criminals along with their private state police...

    1. The faster the corruption ends in all of mexicos law enforcement and government agencies the faster all this slaughter & near genocide mess ends. It’s frustrating that those people in charge really dont care about the people of Mexico.

  2. In the USA, an extreme atrocity that would garner national outrage. In Mexico, another Tuesday.

    1. Yup. This wasn’t even on national headlines. Side story.

  3. In other words the Guanajuato Gov want to cover up the discovery of mass graves and give the green light for the attrocites to continue ???

  4. Past governors engaged in Huachicoleo had their huachicolero gangs fighting for the business, but yiu havento remember the military in the area also had their fangs on it, and they kill and disappear victims in clandestine mass graves, most criminals just kill, but military try to play Mister Hide, mremember the La Macarena mass grave in Colombia thay had about 2 000 corpses right outside the military barracks, colombian military claimed they were "guerrillas killed in combat", forensics show they were all murdered and very probably "Falsos Positivos".
    How long have those bodies been in the ground? Sinhue has been governor for about 3 or 4 years, but his fiscal has been there for about 10 years, he is your go to guy, alias Carlos Zamarripa.

  5. Walk off the beaten path anywhere in Mexico; trip over a half buried body, stumble over a shallow grave. Just another typical day.


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