In a country where drug-related violence and corruption are sadly seen on a daily basis, the struggles of mothers searching for missing persons in Mexico continue to make headlines. The latest development comes from the state of Sonora, where a group of mothers known as Colectivo Madres Buscadoras de Sonora recently located human remains in a well on the coast of Hermosillo.
The Sonora State Commission for the Search for Persons, in coordination with the Search Mothers Collective, analyzed six wells on the coast of Hermosillo using specialized equipment. In one of the wells, at a depth of 77 meters, they found skeletal remains. According to government data, there are currently more than 100,000 people reported missing in Mexico. This alarming figure has led to the emergence of activist organizations working tirelessly to locate and identify the remains of these people.
The Sonora Prosecutor’s Office assures that the investigation continues and they are working to determine the origin and quantity of the remains found. This latest discovery has only added to the frustration and pain of those affected. More needs to be done by the government to address the underlying problems of violence and impunity in Mexico.
With information from the Commission for the search of persons Sonora