Experts have identified a bone fragment from the second of 43 missing students from a rural teachers’ college who disappeared almost a year ago in a case that has rocked Mexico
. The government has said that the students were hauled off buses by corrupt local police officers in the southern city of Iguala and handed over to a drug gang, which killed them and cremated the bodies at a nearby dump. But the students have never been found, and only one, Alexander Mora, had been identified from a bone fragment that the authorities said was recovered near the dump. Attorney General Arely Gómez said Wednesday that advanced testing at the Medical University of Innsbruck in Austria
had determined that another bone fragment from the site belonged to Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz, who was 20 when he disappeared.
An outside panel of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said recently that the physical evidence at the dump did not support the hypothesis that the students were cremated there.