National search commission advances in the mass identification process

Wednesday 15 March, 2023
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In México reports 112,000 missing people while there are more than 52 thousand unidentified bodies in the morgues of all the states of the Republic, warns Karla Quintana holder of the National Commission for the Search of Persons, who warned that personnel and budget are needed to advance in the mass identification process.

“In matters of human identification in missing persons there are many challenges along the way, there is a lot of frustration. What we receive from the search commissions and institutes is that we need people and budget. But we do not lack will and commitment”, he expressed during his participation in the VI International Symposium on Forensic Sciences in México.

The official acknowledges that more than five years of promulgation the Law on Disappearances there are still outstanding debts such as “the lack of records and the databases which by law corresponds to the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic”. Hence the urgency to advance in mass identification processes.

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In the presence of the ambassador of United States, Ken Salazar, The National Search Commission recognizes that the fact that the government of that country “is an ally with us, makes us hopeful for the more than 112,000 people reported missing as of today and the more than 52,000 unidentified bodies,” he said.

Karla Quintana mentioned that on March 9 a delegation from the Mexican State went to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to present yourpublic policy on forensic matters”with the aim of publicizing the advances and challenges in the forensic search with mass focus.

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The head of the CNB said that up to now the agency under her charge has agreements with the governments of Colima, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Tamaulipas and Hidalgo, and substantial progress with San Luis Potosí, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Coahuila, Durango, Guerrero and Morelos; however, he pointed out that this situation is a matter of state and? It is not only the responsibility of a prosecutor’s office.

“It is not something that is the responsibility of a prosecutor’s office, a commission, a state government or an institution, it is up to all of us this is a matter of State, the search for missing persons and identification as a matter of human dignity and science at the service of truth and later justice”, he concluded.

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Source: Alejandro Granados from Publimetro México on 2023-03-14 16:14:46

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