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Monday 17 of June 2024

Federal Police Commissioner says Tierra Blanca Case Is Still Open

five youths
five youths
A statement of the eighth detained officer affirmed that the missing youths were killed and incinerated

The general commissioner of the Federal Police, Enrique Galindo, said that although the case of eight arrested police in the Tierra Blanca case — in which it is said that the five youths were killed — investigations continue and several expert reports are still pending, especially in genetics.

Galindo said that with information provided by the latest arrest, new lines of investigation have been opened.

The general commissioner said that the investigation continues and the search for the five youths that went missing on January 11 in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz.

Federal and Veracruz state authorities Monday presented to the parents of the missing youths of Tierra Blanca the statement of the eighth officer that affirmed the they were killed and incinerated.

Galindo denied that the case is closed.

After proceedings in the “El limón” ranch, Veracruz and federal authorities confirmed they found human remains.

Galindo said that so far remains of only two of the five missing young men been identified.

February 8, criminal and forensic experts representing the Scientific Division of the Federal Police determined that charred skeletal remains and hematological stains found at the site belong to Bernardo Benítez Arróniz and José Alfredo González Díaz, both 25.

As for the rest of the missing youth, José Benítez de la O, 24; Mario Arturo Orozco Sánchez, 27, and Susana Tapia Gariba, 16, nothing is known.