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More Remains Found in Mexico as Missing Students Search Continues: Reports

© AP Photo / Eduardo VerdugoLeaflets with the images of 43 missing students from the state of Guerrero
Leaflets with the images of 43 missing students from the state of Guerrero - Sputnik International
More human remains have been reportedly discovered in Mexico's Guerrero state where 43 students went missing.

MEXICO CITY, December 14 (Sputnik) – Charred human remains have been discovered in Mexico's Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing this fall, the country's national El Universal newspaper reports.

The bone remains found at a bonfire site near Cocula, a town in the Guerrero state, could belong to one of the missing students, El Universal reported Saturday, citing Angel Jimenez Blanco, a coordinator of the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG) who had discovered the remains.

This is the second discovery of burnt remains near Cocula.

On December 7, Mexico's Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam confirmed that a burnt bone fragment had been found at a garbage dump in Cocula, which contained the DNA of one of the missing students, Alexander Mora Venancio.

Earlier this week, Karam said in an interview with Televisa, Mexico's top broadcaster, that he had no doubts that the missing students had been killed.

About a month ago, the attorney general said that local drug gang members had confessed to murdering the students and burning their bodies at a Guerrero dump.

On September 26, a group of policemen, accompanied by armed gang members from local drug cartels, abducted students protesting against discriminatory hiring and funding practices in Iguala, Guerrero state. Six people died in the initial conflict and 43 students went missing.

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