Mexican authorities have found 42 human skeletons in an empty lot on the northern border of Sonora, Mexican detectives investigating a missing person said yesterday.
“This was the last we could find, they stopped us from continuing to search because there were too many bodies found at the site,” said Madres Buscadoras de Sonora, a group of Mothers in search of missing people or human remains, to bring peace to other families.
Sonora’s state attorney office said in a statement that the 40-persons skeleton and the two dead bodies were discovered by authorities near a tourist town, Puerto Penasco.
Thousands of individuals were reported missing in Mexico when violence between the groups was at the height, a few years ago
Authorities are trying to identify the identity of the victims and the cause of their deaths.
Thousands of individuals were reported missing in Mexico when violence between the groups was at the height, a few years ago, and the task of detecting them was a major challenge that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had to pledge to pacify the country.
Authorities are trying to identify the identity of the skeletons and the cause of their deaths
According to the statement, only two of the sets of the skeletons were confirmed to be female, based on pieces of clothing found near the burial place.
According to Flores, the group will be working to detect more human skeletons at the site, about 8 kilometers from Puerto Penasco.
Flores, who had been trying to track down her son for years, formed the group last May when her second son was gone missing.