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Mexico: Relatives of missing Juarez murder victims search the desert for remains02:34

Mexico: Relatives of missing Juarez murder victims search the desert for remains

Mexico, Paxedis G. Guererro
September 17, 2016 at 12:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

More than 50 people organised by relatives of killed and missing women from Juarez searched to try and locate the remains of their loved-ones, in Paxedis G. Guererro on Saturday.

Silvia Sanchez, a member of 'Group Life' and the mother of a missing daughter, said "Due to the lack of action of the authorities in our state, we started with land searches one year and eight months ago, in which we have recovered an estimated 120 to 130 bodies or remains, the remains [in total] are more than twelve thousand."

It is estimated that some 370 women have been murdered in and around Juarez from the period of 1993 to 2005, with many of the victim's bodies remaining unrecovered. The relatives of the victims from the state of Coahuila criticise the government's lack of support in the investigations and for not bringing the murderers to justice.

State police kept watch over the group in order to ensure their security. During the three day search some pieces of bone were found which have subsequently been sent off to be analysed.

Mexico: Relatives of missing Juarez murder victims search the desert for remains02:34
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More than 50 people organised by relatives of killed and missing women from Juarez searched to try and locate the remains of their loved-ones, in Paxedis G. Guererro on Saturday.

Silvia Sanchez, a member of 'Group Life' and the mother of a missing daughter, said "Due to the lack of action of the authorities in our state, we started with land searches one year and eight months ago, in which we have recovered an estimated 120 to 130 bodies or remains, the remains [in total] are more than twelve thousand."

It is estimated that some 370 women have been murdered in and around Juarez from the period of 1993 to 2005, with many of the victim's bodies remaining unrecovered. The relatives of the victims from the state of Coahuila criticise the government's lack of support in the investigations and for not bringing the murderers to justice.

State police kept watch over the group in order to ensure their security. During the three day search some pieces of bone were found which have subsequently been sent off to be analysed.

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