José María Morelos, Q.R. — Skeletal remains found in a jungle area of José María Morelos have been identified. Last month, FGE personnel scoured a section of jungle in search of human remains for known missing persons.
During that search, authorities located bones with the help of a cadaver dog. Since the finding, the state has been able to identify who they belong to. On June 10, the dog located several bones belonging to 31-year-old Osmar “D”, who had been missing since March.
Osmar “D” was from the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and reported missing by his family March 4. Family DNA was used to make the positive match. A second search of that same area revealed additional bones. Authorities are still working on their identification.
In early July, the state of Quintana Roo began taking DNA samples from families with known missing persons. The samples will be integrated into Mexico’s National Forensic Data Bank and used to identify found human remains.
The databank will make the process faster in cases where the missing person came to the state to work and their family lives elsewhere in the country.