MOSCOW, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - A mass grave has been found in the outskirts of Iguala, Mexico, following six deaths and the disappearance of 43 students who clashed with police over teachers' rights protests, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Mexican authorities found the mass graves with a yet unknown number of bodies on Saturday, prompting a news conference last night, where the Guerrero State Attorney General Inaky Blanco, implied that the mass graves could be linked to the students" disappearance. However, he added that DNA tests would be carried out and more information would become available no sooner than Monday.
"I call on Guerrero's citizens to maintain peace and avoid by all means violence in any of its expressions," Guerrero Governor Angel Aguirre was quoted as saying by the newspaper in the news conference urging people to remain calm.
The students from the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College went missing on September 27, last seen being forced into police vans. This happened after police opened fire on the students, who were using hijacked buses, killing six.
So far, 22 police officers have been detained in relation to the missing students, while Iguala's mayor and police chief, Jose Luis, wanted for questioning, appears to have gone into hiding, according to the state prosecutors.
The Mexican government has offered a reward of $75,000 for any information leading to the students' whereabouts.