At least 45 plastic bags filled with human remains have been found in Jalisco’s Mirador del Bosque ravine, the state’s attorney general’s office said. The gruesome discovery was made during the search for seven missing call center employees. It is not known whether the two cases are related.
The discovery of the first bag took place on Tuesday afternoon on one of the dirt roads leading to the Mirador del Bosque gorge in the Mexican town of Zapopan. A black bag containing a human leg was found among the boulders, the local portal El Occidental reports. Due to the rocky structure of the terrain and the proximity to the edge of the ravine, the rest of the work was carried out using a drone and a helicopter. Fire and police units were also involved in the operation of the prosecutor’s office.
On Wednesday, it was reported that 45 bags filled with fragments of male and female bodies had been found. The area is still being combed, due to which the number may increase.
Bags full of bodies
“A search by the State Prosecutor’s Office to find seven young call center workers led to the discovery of various sacks of human remains in the Mirador del Bosque Ravine in Zapopan,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement posted on social media on Wednesday.
Although the bodies were discovered during the search for seven call center employees, prosecutor Luis Joaquín Méndez Ruiz emphasizes that it has not yet been confirmed whether they are among the missing. It has also not been possible to determine to how many people the found remains belonged to. All remains are sent to the Jalisciense Institute of Forensic Sciences (IJCF) for identification. Regardless of the gruesome discovery in the ravine, the search for the missing continues.
Missing call center employees
Between May 20 and 26, a total of seven employees of the local call center went missing in Zapopan. The first of them was Carlos Benjamin Garcia Cuevas. Two days after he was reported missing, Itzel Abigail Valladolid Hernández and her brother Carlos David Valladolid Hernández disappeared. After another two days, the police were informed that Arturo Robles and Jesús Alfredo Salazar Ventura were missing. On May 26, Mayra Karina Velázquez Durán and a man identified only as Jorge joined the missing persons list.
The prosecutor’s office does not rule out that the criminal group Jalisco Nueva Generación, one of the most dangerous Mexican drug cartels, may be involved in the disappearance of the young people. During last week’s search of the call center’s premises and its associated farm, officers seized drugs, pieces of cloth allegedly bearing blood stains, a vehicle belonging to one of the missing persons and evidence of call center fraud, El Financiero reported.
El Occidental, El Financiero, tvn24.pl
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