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Authorities discover bone fragments belonging to hundreds of victims on ranch in Veracruz

February 15, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities discover bone fragments belonging to hundreds of victims on ranch in Veracruz

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Authorities in Mexico have confirmed the discovery of bone fragments belonging to possibly hundreds of murdered victims, on a ranch in the state of Veracruz.

Officials say the‘El Limón’ ranch is the same location where the remains of two of the five students who went missing in early January, were discovered last week.

The farm, which is located in the town of Tlalixcoyan, has been used by members of organized crime to dispose of the bodies of hundreds of victims of organized crime drug gangs over the past several years.

The bone fragments were discovered after federal police conducted a search of the grounds using sniffer dogs specially trained to detect human remains.

Forensics experts from the state and the Federal Scientific Police Division conducted a three-day dig of the compound.

“The experts in forensic anthropology were working three days to excavate the site and process the parts that had been found,” said Roberto Campa, who is the Deputy Secretary for Human Rights of the Ministry of Interior.

Campa confirmed that the ranch was used in the mass extermination of victims who were abducted and murdered by drug cartels.

Officials said they could not determine exactly how many victims were linked to the remains but estimate the number to be in the hundreds.
Forensics specialists are conducting DNA tests on the bone fragments and blood stains collected at the ranch to find out the identities of the victims.

Thus far, authorities have identified two of the five of young people, who had gone missing in Tierra Blanca on January 11th as they returned from a trip to the beach from the bones.

Witnesses last saw the five victims at a gas station in Veracruz after they were pulled over by local police.

Authorities arrested several reputed members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and local police officials in connection with the disappearances.

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