Authorities in Mexico have identified the remains of one of 43 students who disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, more than five years ago without no trace.
The identification of one of the bodies, known as Christian Alfonso Rodríguez Telumbre on Tuesday July 7, was done with the help of DNA testing and is a major breakthrough in the case which has left Mexicans dumbfounded, Mexican authorities have announced.
On September 26, 2014, 43 students from a teacher’s college in Guerrero state suddenly disappeared and investigations by the former Mexican administration of Enrique Peña Nieto concluded they were captured by police and handed over to the criminal group Guerreros Unidos.
According to the investigation, their bodies were burned in a landfill and then thrown into a river in the municipality of Cocula — a theory that was termed, “the historical truth.”
But an investigation carried out by forensic experts in Argentina contradicted that hypothesis, causing the entire disappearance of the students to be shrouded in mystery for years.