The Argentina team joined the case on October 4, 2014, after the government agreed to demands of the disappeared students' families, who said they had little faith in government's ability to find their sons.The EAAF is recognized for its work on cases of forced disappearances in Latin America. The group had already been working in Mexico, investigating the case of the 72 Central and South American migrants massacred in San Fernando, Tamaulipas state, in 2010.Mexico Says Missing Students Case Has Been Solved, Despite No New Evidence. Read more here.
VICE News travelled to the Cocula dump on November 11. In the vicinity, no government representative, security agent, or member of any forensics team was present.
The team's report also features satellite images that show that there had been numerous fires in the garbage dump since 2010, and that other human remains may be mixed in with evidence linked to the missing students. The EAAF found dentures among remains recovered at the dump, suggesting non-student victims were killed there, because none of the students had dental fixtures, the group said.Then, according to the Argentina team, the government extracted more evidence from the site on November 15 — without notifying them.VICE News travelled to the Cocula dump on November 11. In the vicinity, no government representative, security agent, or member of any forensics team was present. The area was not cordoned off and there was unlimited access to the public.
The attorney general's statement in response was uncharacteristically blunt and defensive.