A notice to declare dead has been given to the next of kin and the next of kin of the students.
Bones of three students have been found among the missing students.
On 26 September 2014, 43 youths went missing while traveling in buses.
Mexico. Eight years after 43 students went missing in Mexico’s Guerrero province, the government has declared them all dead. All signs are pointing to him, the DPA news agency quoted Alejandro Enquinas, the secretary of state for human rights in the interior ministry, as saying at a news conference here on Thursday.
“This notice has been given to the relatives and families of the students,” Enquinas told reporters. President Andres Manuel López Obrador also attended the meeting. Prior to this meeting, the Mexican government was saying that it would continue to search for the missing students because the government probably believed they were still alive.
The reason behind declaring them dead now is that the bones of three of the missing students have been found. On September 26, 2014, 43 youths attending a rural teacher training college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, went missing while traveling in stolen buses in the city of Iguala.
They were chased by police officers and for unknown reasons the case was allegedly handed over to the Syndicate Guerreros Unidos. An earlier investigation said that his body was burnt in a garbage dump, but later found no evidence for this theory.
First Published: August 19, 2022, 19:29 IST