Mexican, US Organizations Team Up to Exhume, Catalogue Bodies

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WESLACO – A major project to identify human remains is underway south of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Members of the government of Tamaulipas confirm that the state is creating a forensic cemetery.

We’re told the project will take place in Miguel Aleman, Mexico.

Personnel from the Mexican forensics department will exhume unidentified bodies. The goal is to create a DNA bank to compare samples with lists of missing persons.

State workers hope to identify the bodies and deliver them to relatives; otherwise, their remains will be cataloged and laid to rest in the cemetery.

Similar efforts are already happening north of the Rio Grande Valley in the Falfurrias area.

Texas State University volunteers and several other organizations teamed up to exhume bodies around the region and catalog their remains.

Most recently, we told you about a recovery that took place in Willacy County last month.

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