Human remains discovered inside 45 bags abandoned at the bottom of a ravine in the Mexican state of Jalisco correspond to eight missing youths, local authorities said Tuesday (June 6th).
Last week in Zapopan, a suburb of Guadalajara (west), investigators launched in search of eight employees of the same call center had found these human remains in a pit, at a depth of 40 meters. "The evidence ... confirm that they correspond to the youths who worked in a call center in Zapopan and were missing," the Jalisco state government said in a statement, based on the forensic experts' report. The victims, two women and six men in their thirties, were last seen between May 20 and 22, according to alerts issued by families. Their remains were discovered in the same area as their workplace.
Frauds and scams
The federal government, based on initial investigations, indicated that the call center was involved in various illegal activities, such as real estate fraud and telephone scams. The state of Jalisco is the one with the most missing people, with more than 15,000 since 1962 out of a total of 110,771 in the country. By 2021, some 70 bags containing the remains belonging to 11 people had been discovered in Tonala, near Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco. Security experts believe that this figure is largely due to the war between cartels, including Jalisco Nueva Generacion, which fights against other criminal organizations for control of the drug market.