Bodies Of Missing Students Found 1 Month Later

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

The bodies of these two Mexican students who vanished after leaving a bar have been found dead nearly a month later.

The General Prosecution of the state of Nuevo Leon confirmed that the two bodies of the students from the Technological and Superior Studies of Monterrey, in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, were found in the municipality of Salinas Victoria, in the same state near an area known as La Copina.

The prosecution said: “After forensic genetic tests it was confirmed that bodies belong to Raul Ignacio Fernando Saldana Zertuche, 23, and Saul Alejandro Sandoval Trejo, 22, who were reported as missing in October this year”.

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Prosecutors went on to say the discovery of the bodies was made thanks to an investigation by the State Agency of Investigations and with the cooperation of citizens.

Saldana Zartuche, who was from Monclova, in Coahuila state, went missing on the same day as his friend, Sandoval Trejo. However, they were reported as missing on 21st and 22nd October respectively, due to the difference between their families reporting their disappearance.

Local media reported that both students were kidnapped when leaving a bar, but this has not been confirmed by the authorities.

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Their friends and relatives began a campaign on social media to find the pair and urged the authorities to bring the culprits to justice.

According to the authorities “the investigation is ongoing and the details about their death will remain a secret, not only the location of the bodies but also their condition, in order to preserve the evidence collected by the authorities”.

At the end of September, in the state of Colima, western Mexico, the body of Hector Javier Medina Garcia, 17, was found dead a month after his disappearance.

The teenager was also studying at the Technological of Monterrey but at the preparatory level, and his death was confirmed by the Governor of the state, Jose Ignacio Peralta.

Also in September this year, the body of Armando Juarez Pereda, 25, was found dead. He was a student at the Technological University of Tehuacan, in Puebla, central Mexico. His body was found a few days after he was reported as missing. His body was found beheaded and had had his fingers cut off.

The investigation over the death of the first two students is still ongoing.

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