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More than 700 unclaimed bodies waiting to be buried in new Cancun forensic cemetery

Cancun, Q.R. — It will be two more months before hundreds of unclaimed bodies will be buried in a new Cancun cemetery. Over the weekend, State Prosecutor Óscar Montes de Oca said the bodies will be buried once the forensic cemetery is complete.

More than 700 unclaimed bodies have accumulated at the Cancun Forensic Medical Office. During a weekend interview, Montes de Oca said there are between 710 and 720 unclaimed bodies, most of which, were homicide victims.

“It is a figure that varies because suddenly, relatives are found and the body is handed over to the family” he said. Those that remain unclaimed will be buried at the El Ramal cemetery once its complete.

Montes de Oca said they are working with representatives of the National Electoral Institute (INE) to find out the identity of as many of the deceased as possible.

“In approximately two months we hope to finish,” he said. “The INE are supporting us and we are moving forward quickly. We are hoping to migrate the bodies we have to the forensic cemetery.”