Mexico. – The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) added that after several expert investigations, he managed to identify the remains of Christian Alfonso Rodríguez Telumbre, one of the normalists who disappeared in September 2014.
Omar Gómez Trejo, head of the FGR’s Ayotzinapa Unit, indicated that experts were made of the evidence rescued and parts that could be susceptible to dna and were taken to the Medical University of Innsbruck in Vienna were chosen.
«On June 19, 2020, the University of Innsbruck reported that, after testing the bone pieces sent, one of them belongs to student Christian Alfonso Rodríguez Telumbre, one of the young normalists who disappeared on September 26, 2014,» he said.
He explained that the discovery of the remains was given after receiving information on the whereabouts of the students and from 21 to 29 November 2019 the search was carried out in the municipality of Cocula, Guerrero, in the Barranca de la Butniceria, Ejido de Cocula, a place that emphasized «it is not the Garbage Man of Cocula».
In that diligence, accompanied by experts from the FGR, 15 evidence was recovered, which was packed on site for processing in the presence of the representatives of the families and the Presidential Commission.
On February 26, 2019, the evidence recovered was analyzed by the expert services of the FGR in the presence of the representatives of the families and specialists of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team that has provided invaluable support work.
For greater certainty, he added, Innsbruck’s results were analyzed by the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, which concluded coincidentally that one of the bone pieces belongs to Christian Alfonso Rodríguez Telumbre, corresponding to a lower limb.
«On July 5, 2020, I moved to Tixtla, Guerrero to inform the family of identification and explain to them how the find happened and solve all their questions. Thus, the family learned in a dignified way, by the officials in charge of the investigation.
«To the family, I send a strong embrace and all my solidarity to their parents, sisters and relatives around them, as well as to the rest of the families of the 43 missing students. My professional, moral and personal commitment is to you,» he said.
The Medical University of Innsbruck revealed on December 4, 2014, that one of the wild remains, found in a river corresponds to the normalist Alexander Mora Venancio; three days later, Innsbruck reported that the chances of knowing the identity of the rest of the victims were «very low.»
But on September 16, 2015, the then Attorney General of the Republic, Arely Gómez González, reported that the Austrian university identified among the victims of the dumpster the remains of Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz and reconfirmed the death of Alexander Mora.
Today, the remains remain in the aforementioned expert coordination, under the protection of the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office.