Forensic scientists in Mexico have managed to identify 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco.
Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the human remains were hidden in over 100 black bags hat were found earlier this month.
The mutilated human remains were discovered Sept. 3 in a well located just outside the city of Guadalajara in the western state of Jalisco after residents reportedly complained about the smell.
“It saddens me to speak in this way, but society has a right to know what is happening,” Jalisco security cabinet chief Macedonio Tamez Guajardo told Mexican news website Milenio.
Elaborating on the grisly discovery, Guajardo said the bodies were in various states of decomposition. The Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences said on Sept. 14 that 44 people have been identified, Fox News reported.
Most of the bodies were cut up, so investigators had to piece together different parts in order to properly identify them, according to the BBC.
Many body parts still remain unidentified.
A local organisation which searches for missing people has appealed to the government to send more specialists to assist with identification.
They say the local forensic department is overwhelmed and does not have the necessary skills to complete the operation.