First Identifications of Victims Registered in the Death Squad Diary !
The Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) and the victims’ families went public on November 22, 2011 with the names of the two first Identifications made of victims of forced disappearance registered in the Death Squad Diary from the 80s.
Of all those families still searching for their loved ones, those that today finally will have a grave to visit are the families of:
The two families contacted the FAFG to give their reference sample to extract DNA for comparison against the victims’ DNA in the Victims and Families’ National Gene Bank of Forced Disappearance, and the software came up with a match to both families.
It turned out the bodies of both Sergio and Amancio were found at the former Comalapa Military Detachment, in an exhumation that recovered 220 skeletal remains. Both remains were found in the same grave together with four other bodies, and in the Death Squad Diary they are listed with the same execution date; March 24, 1984. The identifications were confirmed by DNA comparison and forensic anthropologic analysis.
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