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Wednesday February 29, 2012

Decayed Remains Found in Juarez Just Days After 3 Other Sets of Remains Identified from Same Area

Decayed Remains Found in Juarez Just Days After 3 Other Sets of Remains Identified from Same Area

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A new unit in Mexico organized to focus on female killings discovered a number of victims in the Valley of Juarez Monday.

Due to extensive decay, police were unable to identify the bodies found in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

This discovery comes just days after authorities identified the skeletal remains of girls found in the mountains southeast of Juarez. It was determined that the remains were those of 15-year-olds Yesica Leticia Pena Garcia (reported missing June 2010) and Adrea Guerrero Venzo (reported missing August 2010), and 17-year-old Lizbeth Aviles Garcia (reported missing April 2009).

Spokesman for the state prosecutor’s office, Carlos Gonzalez, told the El Paso Times that they will have identities for the Valley victims in “a matter of days,” saying, “It’s a high priority for the prosecutor’s office to obtain these IDs and give the families absolute certainty that these remains belong to their sons or daughters.”