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10 bodies found buried in Cobayme, Ahome, Sinaloa
Los Mochis, Sinaloa: The Rastreadores de Fe y Esperanza (The Rakers/ Searchers of Faith and Hope) group returned to the site located in the vicinity of Cobayme, Municipality of Ahome, Sinaloa and found three other bodies buried clandestinely.
The report to the 911 emergency service indicated that they would send the State Investigation Police, because the search carried out by the collective was positive. Later elements of the State Investigation Police went to the place to start with the field work.
Last Tuesday the collective located three graves with three bones on the same site, while last week they were 6. It was ascertained that there were four graves that were located: in two of them there were two bodies, while in the other two there was a body in each.
The leader of the collective, Mario Higuera Cota, indicated that this morning work will be resumed so that the other two are taken to a funeral home. He also said that today they will be conducting more searches in the area in search of more victims.
The search was interrupted due to bad weather, but the group does not rule out returning in the coming days to continue exploring.
Mexican investigators reported in June that they have confirmed the existence of 1,606 clandestine graves with 2,489 corpses between 2006 and 2017, but that could be only a fraction of the real numbers described in the study as a “cumulative phenomenon.”
“These are not all the pits there; unfortunately, it is a fraction,” said Denise González, the study’s main coordinator, during a conference at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City campus.
The 11 years covered in the study began in 2006, when the then president Felipe Calderón launched an offensive against drug trafficking that triggered an increase in the number of murders.
The researchers indicated that the alarming numbers of clandestine graves in the country are indicative of unrestrained violence that remains unpunished.
It is a reflection of the degree of social decomposition and dehumanization that has been achieved.
The government of López Obrador released its first official report on clandestine graves in May. Authorities reported the finding of 222 with 337 corpses between December 1 and May 13.
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