PHOENIX – Ten more bodies discovered buried in Rocky Point, announced the Attorney General's Office in the Mexican state of Sonora. The discovery brings to 58 the total number of human remains recently discovered in the area.
Forty-two bodies were initially discovered in a mass grave. near the resort town approximately 200 miles from Phoenix. Last weekend, Searching Mothers of Sonora said discovered six additional bodies and this armed men forced them to abandon their search.
On Saturday, specialists from the attorney general's Forensic Science Intelligence Laboratory, accompanied by officials from the Mexican Association of Clinical Research, completed the excavations in five ditches.
The 10 newly discovered sets of human remains appear to be complete bodies.
Nine of the 18 autopsies performed so far have been processed by an anthropologist working with the National Missing Persons Search Commission. A body was returned to family members, according to the state.
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Lupita Orduño, a spokeswoman for the Sonora Attorney General's Office, had said it was too early to present theories as to why the bodies were buried in a mass grave because they first had to determine how they died or were killed.
Whoever believes that a member of his family is among the dead can make a complaint and complete a DNA test in one of the Attorney General's specialized services departments. They are located in the cities of San Luis Colorado River, Caborca, Nogales, Agua Prieta, Hermosillo, Guaymas, Ciudad Obregón and Navojoa.
Residents of other cities interested in this process should contact the Sonora Public Prosecutor's Office.
It is crucial that families have official identification and at least two direct family members, such as parents, children or siblings.
The attorney general of the state of Sonora can continue his work thanks to the support of high level medical and criminal specialists, as well as groups such as Sonora Research Mothers"Women who turned their pain into strength to reclaim their" treasures, "" the office wrote in a statement.
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