The first stage of the “forensic cemetery” is delivered in Colima

Wednesday 14 June, 2023
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COLIMA, Col. (apro).- This Tuesday, the 13th, the first stage of the State Center for Temporary Protection of Human Identification (Certeih) was delivered, also known as a forensic cemetery, which has 500 niches to preserve the bones of unidentified people, built in the municipality of Coquimatlán with an investment of ten million pesos.

The governor, Indira Vizcaíno Silva; the head of the National Search Commission (CNB), Karla Quintana Osuna; the Norwegian ambassador to México, Ragnhild Imerslund; the head of the Local Search Commission, Areli Santos Alatorre; the state attorney general, Bryant Alejandro García Ramírez, as well as the person in charge of the Special Prosecutor for Disappearance of Persons, Héctor Javier Peña Meza.

According to the state government bulletin, the delivery of the second stage of the work, which includes 250 additional drawers, is scheduled for the end of this year, with a total investment of 17 million pesos, contributed by the federal government in coordination with the Norwegian embassy.

The governor expressed, before the ambassador, “a deep gratitude to the Norwegian people, since their government and institutions are working with the National Search Commission, understanding the urgency of giving attention to the families that are going through this painful situation, has provided financial resources and materials to help locate people, especially from the analysis of postmortem bone remains, and these efforts have focused on the states of Colima and Sinaloa”.

Vizcaíno Silva considered that work should always be done in collaboration and receiving help from whoever can provide it; “united and united by sensitivity and human dignity; beyond borders, government orders or partisan interests. Mutual support, cooperation and reciprocity are very necessary elements today, which will help us to guarantee development between society already build well-being scenarios for everyone”.

For her part, the head of the CNB, Karla Quintana, pointed out that what they are doing as a Mexican State, in coordination with various authorities from various levels of government, international cooperation and the National Institute of Forensic Sciences, as well as with the Certeih , is to put all your knowledge, passion and commitment to identify all the people who are not identified in the country.

In turn, Areli Santos Alatorre said that this is a work that will provide dignity to the deceased who are not identified, since “it adds to the fact that the families of Colima and all the states have the certainty that their relatives , in case they are deceased, they will have a decent space to be able to rest temporarily, while the necessary agreements and investigations are generated to be able to deliver them to their relatives.

Indira Vizcaíno added that no matter how empathetic and imagine the magnitude of the pain of the families who have experienced this tragedy, they are the only ones who know this pain in detail.

“The wound that a disappearance represents remains open, how present their absent relatives are, in the place they had at the table, their room, their routines; a song, a dish or a simple word, makes them feel their presence. Only you know the impossibility of continuing with life without resolving the disappearance, without giving closure as your loved ones deserve, as they would have done for you; their absence is visible, perceptible, it never passes by,” he said.

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Source: Pedro Zamora Briseño from Proceso on 2023-06-13 16:03:05

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