New Mexico family IDs relative found in mass grave
The trip from Deming, N.M., to Juárez on Thursday was a grim journey for the Corral family.
Family members drove to Juárez to identify the body of Camerino F. Corral, 31, one of 20 victims found in a burial site south of Palomas, Chihuahua.
Even though Corral’s wife had previously made a positive identification, they held hope there had been some kind of mistake, that he was still alive and that he had not been buried unceremoniously in a desolate piece of desert.
Before leaving for Juárez, Corral’s sister, Justina Casas, 25, could not accept that her brother was one of those victims.
A woman searches for her missing daughter among the 20 bodies unearthed at a grave site on the outskirts of Palomas, Chihuahua, during a visit to the laboratory of forensic science in Juarez on Thursday. (Special to the Times)