A team of Argentine forensics experts is questioning Mexico’s probe of the disappearance of 43 students, saying the evidence doesn’t support the government’s conclusion and that it should be allowed to investigate all theories.
The Argentine Forensic Anthropologists team, hired on behalf of the victims’ parents as an independent party, issued what it said was a list of discrepancies in the case. The team had access to forensic evidence and crime scenes along with federal prosecutors and Mexico’s own forensic investigators.
Its statement said Mexico’s government presented biased analyses of the scientific evidence to support its conclusion that the youths were killed, their bodies burned to ashes in Cocula in southern Guerrero state and their remains thrown into a river to hide the evidence.
So far only one of the students has been identified from charred remains found at the river.