People I’m passing this information onto readers for the purpose that they may not have seen it. Police have been searching in the area below for dozens of missing students after a rash of violence’s. People may be concerned if they have a student there or if they have a relative who has a student there.
There have been mass graves found containing charred remains of at least 20 people in the restive southern Mexican state of Guerrero, just as police have been searching the area for roughly four dozen missing students after a rash of violence.
The remains were found on a hillside in six graves in the suburbs of the town of Iuala. The graves were said to be still fresh according to a local official who spoke on conditions of anonymity.
The dead have not been identified according to two officials.
The remains are being sent to Mexico’s forensic service to determine if the corpses were those of any of the missing students, according to Guerrero Attorney General Inaky Blanco’s in response to reporter’s asked questions on Saturday in Iguala.
He did not say how many graves or corpses were found.
A spokesman for the state attorney general’s office said, “In the next few hours we’ll determine the cause of the death and the number of bodies.”
Iguala is about 120 miles south of Mexico City in the increasingly violent state of Guerrero, the site of clashes involving students, police and armed men last week. There were at least six people killed in these spate incidents.
Photos taken earlier in the week showed police took some of the students away according to Guerrero Governor Angel Aguirre.
Saturday night several hundred students that were protesting in front of Aguirre’s residence in the state capital of Chilpancingo, express anger that some of their classmates may be among the bodies found in the graves.
There was a car overturned and several petrol bombs were hurled at the residence perimeter, where security outposts were slightly damaged.
There was a video footage of eight to ten students being placed into police trucks earlier in the week, a police official said on Saturday.
Twenty-two police officers were arrested in Guerrero on Sunday accused of killing two students during the clashes last week.
Aguirre said on Saturday there had been thirty individuals detained in connection with the incidents.
Local government officials have criticized the police for displaying excessive use of force with the students in Guerrero, where gangs have evolved from a fragmented drug cartel and they’re fighting turf wars.
It appears that thirteen of an original group of fifty-seven missing people have re-emerged this week. Some have hidden, others have gone home and dozens are unaccounted for.
There have been many graves found throughout Mexico in recent years and months; the legacy of drug gang violence has already killed approximately 100,000 people since 2007.
Barbara Kasey Smith is the writer of this article based on an AOL.Com article she read 10/5/2014.