Ayotzinapa: Doubts over second student remains to be identified
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Ayotzinapa: Doubts over second student remains to be identified

Just one day after Mexican government announced that they had found the remains of Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz, the second student identified from the Ayotzinapa massacre, the Argentine forensic team involved in the investigation has questioned the authorities’ announcement.

A total of 43 students went missing from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College on September 26, believed to have been kidnapped and handed over to the local Guerreros Unidos crime syndicate. The other 41 students’ remains are as yet to be found.

Human remains?

The fragment of bone found, believed to be that of 19-year-old Jhosivani “can only be considered as a possibility,” the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) involved in the investigation, commented.

While undergoing tests at an Austrian forensic laboratory, the bone DNA was believed “not to be of human origin,” BBC Mundo reports.

Jhosivani is the second student Mexican authorities have identified from Ayotzinapa. Alexander Mora Venancio was identified during December 2014.

Nearly a year after the students disappeared, many aspects of the official investigation still fail to add up.

Continuous lies

“We can’t trust in the government voice, it has lied continuously and tries to save what really happened by using results which don’t add up,” Felipe de la Cruz, spokesperson for the families of the missing students commented.

The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (CIDH) became involved in the investigation on September 7, after government claims that the students’ bodies were burned in an incinerator on the premises.

“What the General Attorney for the Republic of Mexico (PGR) says  isn’t trustworthy, considering the report compiled by the CIDH experts (…) Nobody knows how these remains appeared.” Cruz added.

Anxious wait

Families of the missing students continue their wait, almost a year after the youths went missing.

See also:

Evidence destroyed in case of missing Ayotzinapa students

IACHR Report throws new light on Ayotzinapa tragedy as anniversary nears