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The body of a three-month-old baby, was found in a garbage dump at San Miguel prision in Puebla, was unearthed from a cemetery of Iztapalapa mayor's office, in Mexico City.

Through a statement, the Puebla Attorney General's Office said that the baby's parents went to Puebla to identify his body.

The parents arrived to Puebla after being contacted through the activists who exposed the case on social media, who pointed out that the child's body was exhumed from a cemetery in Mexico City.

According to the information provided by the State Attorney, the baby was born on October 2021 and died on January 5th, 2022 due to intestinal problems.

The body had all its organs in place and had a three-inch surgical wound with its original stitches, the authority said.

Saskia Niño de Rivera, activist and member of the Reinserta organization, published that the baby had been buried on January 6 and that, seeing the news about the discovery of the body, the parents suspected that it was their son.

For its part, the Mexico City Attorney General's Office launched an investigation into the theft of the body.

They pointed out that a complaint was received from the cemetery administrator in which they states that a woman requested that the site where she had buried her baby be excavated, confirming that the minor's body was no longer in the tomb.

Although the Puebla Prosecutor's Office confirmed the theft of the body, the statement doesn't report why the minor was exhumed and transferred to the San Miguel prison.

They only indicated that the investigation is "in the final phase" and that the criminal responsibilities of those who transported the child's body will soon be determined.

 

Translation by: Luba Michelle García Vega

 

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