Mexico Attorney General Confirms the Murder of 43 Missing Students


Mexico, DF: The Attorney General’s Office, Jesús Murillo Karam, said the past 33 days were very difficult days, especially for those who do not know their children’s whereabouts.

Three new detainees, including Patricia Reyes, El Pato and Agustin Garcia Reyes informed the PGR that they killed the 43 student teachers who were handed over to them.

The prosecutor said they have already given the information to relatives.

He said Maria de los Angeles Pineda and husband Jose Luis Abarca are being investigated for the crime of operations with illegal proceeds (money laundering).

He said the municipal police of Iguala are related to the killing of four people whose remains were found in graves located in the Pueblo Viejo area where remains of 28 people were found.

Agustin Garcia revealed to the PGR that they transferred a group of over 40 people and “took them to the dustbin of Cocula. Some of the people who were taken had already been killed.”

The new detainees said that there, they killed those who were still alive, then burned them all with diesel fuel and some other substances, and that this started from 12 midnight until three in the afternoon the next day.

Around 15 people of the people who were given to members of Guerreros Unidos had died of suffocation and all were taken to the dumpster area of Cocula aboard a truck that belongs to Gilbardo Lopez Astudillo, the prosecutor said.

Detainees of the PGR said that once students were cremated, a member of Guerreros Unidos identified as El Terco ordered that the remains be crushed and then thrown into the Cocula river.

The latest research from the PGR obtained evidence that the fire that was started to incinerate the group of people that were delivered, was left burning until about 2pm and then they returned to “clean” the area.


Update 7:00pm EST

Parents of the normalistas spoke at a press conference after the PGR announced that the missing students have been murdered and 3 people have confessed to the crime. Parents of the 43 students had stated previously that they would not accept any evidence except that of the Argentine forensic team, EAAF (Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense) that has been in Guerrero working on the Iguala case.

Parents remain resolute that they will only accept answers from EAAF and they continue to demand proof as to what happened to their children. EAAF is a world renowned forensic team that has worked on extreme cases of human rights abuses around the world. They have had some difficulties working in Guerrero.

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