The grisly discovery of more bodies and human remains in the hills of Guerrero, Mexico, raises “alarming questions about the widespread nature of cartel violence in the region and the level of government complicity,” a U.S. military report said.
The document, written by a human rights working group under the U.S. Northern Command (Northcom), was circulated internally in October after its investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in the city of Iguala on Sept. 26. It was made public this week.
It expressed concern that none of the 28 bodies pulled out of numerous mass graves in the area belonged to the missing students, raising questions about how many other people may have been killed and buried clandestinely.
Since the report was written, scores more bodies have been unearthed by search parties organized by families with missing loved ones.