A horrifying incident unfolded in the western Mexican state of Jalisco as authorities discovered 45 bags containing human remains in a deep ravine. The search operation was initially launched to locate eight individuals who had been reported missing last week. The shocking find occurred at the bottom of a 120ft (40m) ravine in Zapopan, a suburb of Guadalajara, an important industrial hub, Your Content has learned.
The missing persons, consisting of two women and six men, all in their early thirties, were reported missing separately on different days. However, investigators made a significant connection as they found that all of them were employed at the same call center. Coincidentally, the call center was situated in the vicinity where the human remains were discovered.
The state prosecutor’s office confirmed the recovery of 45 bags containing the remains of both males and females. Forensic experts are currently working to determine the identities and exact number of victims. Meanwhile, preliminary investigations suggest a potential link between the call center and illicit activities. Local media reported the discovery of marijuana, a blood-stained cloth and cleaning rag, as well as documents pertaining to possible commercial activities.
Tragically, this isn’t an isolated incident in Jalisco. Over the years, bags and unmarked graves have been found with human remains in various parts of the state. For instance, in 2021, approximately 70 bags were discovered in Tonala, while in 2019, the bodies of 29 individuals were found in 119 bags in an uninhabited area of Zapopan.
Jalisco has witnessed other notorious cases, including the disappearance of three film students in 2018, whose remains were dissolved in acid, sparking widespread protests. Additionally, media reports in 2018 indicated the disappearance of three Italians who allegedly had dealings with the Jalisco New Generation cartel. Despite extensive searches conducted by state and federal authorities, the Italians remain missing.
This incident sheds light on the Jalisco New Generation cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful criminal organizations, engaged in conflicts with other drug syndicates. The region has been plagued by a staggering number of murders and disappearances, with over 340,000 recorded murders and approximately 100,000 disappearances, predominantly attributed to criminal activities, since the controversial military anti-drug campaign was initiated in December 2006,‘according to FLIPBOARD.