Mexico identifies 56 human remains in mass grave in a burial pit : On Sunday, Prosecutors said that 56 sets of human remains have been identified in a jumble of bone fragments found at a burial pit in the northern border state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
State prosecutors said that the burial pit was discovered in the month of February 2016 on a rural hillside in Garcia, near the northern city of Monterrey. After discovered this pit in the year 2016, since then investigators have been painstakingly analysing the fragments and teeth to see how many people were buried there and who they were.
The prosecutors on Sunday said that 24 sets of human remains were identified through DNA testing.
Some of the 24 human remains whose DNA matched existing profiles belonged to people who had been reported missing since 2010.
The DNA profiles of 32 other people were found in the bones, but they couldn’t immediately be matched to anyone.
In 2010, the area was dominated by the hyper-violent Zetas cartel, which often burned or dissolved their victims, reducing their bodies to bone fragments.