Alexander Mora Venancio
The remains of one of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa have been confirmed to be his. Facebook

Authorities have identified the remains found as 21-year-old Alexander Mora Venancio’s, one of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa, according to what the victim’s families’ lawyers told CNN Español. Mora had been missing since last September 26, when him and his ‘normalista’ colleagues went missing in Iguala, Guerrero after a violent encounter with the police. Suspects who were arrested for their involvement in the case, led the authorities to the garbage dumps in Cocula, where the student’s remains were put after allegedly having killed and burned them.

The students were declared dead by the Mexican authorities after searching for almost two months. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam gave a press conference to update the community on the latest developments of the investigation, but despite that, the students’ parents and families refused to believe the remains were theirs.

The official Facebook page of the Universidad Normal de Ayotzinapa in Guerrero, where the students were, has confirmed the fact in a deeply emotional statement voiced as Mora himself: “Colleagues, to all those who have supported us, I am Alexander Mora Venancio. Through this voice I tell you I am one of the 43 fallen students on September 26 in the hands of a drug-trafficking government. On this December 6, the Argentinian experts have told my father that one of the bone remains found, is indeed mine. I feel proud of those of you who have lifted my voice, my courage and my free spirit. Don’t leave my father alone with this sorrow. To him I mean almost everything; hope, his pride, his effort, his work and his dignity. I invite you to double the efforts to fight. Don’t let my death be in vane. Take the best decision but do not forget me. Rectify if possible but do not forgive. This is my message. Brother’s until victorious."

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