Mothers of Cd. Juárez disappeared demand access to forensic remains
A groups of mothers whose daughters disappeared from Ciudad Juárez arrived today in the capital of Chihuahua to demand that the governor help them find their missing relatives, dead or alive. Andalusia Knoll reports from Mexico City.
Participants in the Walk for Life and Justice for Women trekked for six days on foot in freezing temperatures to bring their demands to the doorstep of Chihuahua Governor César Duarte. They want access to forensic evidence and case files in the Ciudad Juárez morgue, where the remains of more than 130 individuals rest unidentified and unclaimed.
The families also want rapid responses from the authorities when women go missing.
The caravan participants brought along a coffin containing two bones, which authorities say are the physical remains of one of the participant’s daughters. Families who have received bones say a cloud of doubt lingers over the closed cases due to unclear forensic evidence linking the remains to the missing persons.
The caravan followed the same path from Ciudad Juarez to Chihuahua City taken by Marisela Escobedo, an activist who was shot dead just over two years ago in front of the state government palace while demanding the arrest of the confessed killer of her teenage daughter.
Andalusia Knoll, FSRN, Mexico City.