MOSCOW, January 28 (Sputnik) – Mexican investigators pronounced dead 43 college students missing since September, AFP reports, citing the country’s attorney general.
It was the first time the attorney general confirmed that all missing students were dead.
43 students went missing in the Mexican city of Iguala in Guerrero State on September 26. They were killed by local police and members of a drug gang. Their bodies were taken to a dump site and set on fire.
Relatives of the missing students remain unconvinced they are dead. Reuters quoted one of the parents as saying that the relatives and activists "don’t have enough evidence to accept this" outcome. "We are not going to allow them to conclude or close the investigation," said Felipe de la Cruz, a spokesman for the relatives, as quoted by AFP.
The case led to mass protests in Mexico and caused international uproar.