Investigators find thousands of bone fragments under the Mexican serial killer’s house

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Investigators digging under the home of a suspected serial killer on the outskirts of Mexico City said Saturday they had so far found 3,787 bone fragments, apparently from 17 different victims.

Prosecutors in the state of Mexico, which borders Mexico City, suggested the gruesome finds may not end there. In excavations that have been carried out since May 17, authorities have unearthed the floors of the suspect’s house. You now plan to extend the search to the floor beneath several other rooms he has rented on the same property.

ID cards and other belongings of people who disappeared years ago were found in the garbage-filled house, suggesting the trail of the murders could go back years.

The number of bone fragments found under concrete floors in the suspect’s home suggests the bodies may have been chopped into tiny pieces. That could make sense: the suspect, identified by the public prosecutor as “Andrés”, used to be a butcher and actually cut up and filleted his last victim.

“The bone fragments are subjected to ‘lateralization’ studies, each of which is carefully cleaned, the body part identified, and then placed in their anatomical position to provide a method of determining the approximate number of victims.” said the office in a statement.

“This analysis suggests that the bone fragments found so far may be those of 17 people,” the statement said.

Authorities have not released the 72-year-old suspect’s full name under Mexican identity protection laws.

He was ordered to prosecute himself for the murder of his last victim, a 34-year-old woman, whose body he found on Jan.

A forensic technician enters on 20. (Photo by ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AE / AFP via Getty Images)

He was arrested not for diligent investigative work, but because his last alleged victim was the wife of a police commander he knew personally. He was supposed to go shopping with the victim on the day she disappeared, so her husband suspected him when she didn’t return.

The officer gained access to police surveillance cameras showing that his wife had entered, but not left, the street where the suspect lived; The policeman went to the house, confronted the suspect, and found his wife’s hacked body inside.

But what investigators also found were women’s clothing, voter cards, and audio and video tapes that suggested he may have taped his victims.

The format of the videotapes found in the house may suggest how far back the murders go: Authorities found 28 8mm videotapes that were discontinued around 2007 and 25 VHS tapes that had largely fallen out of favor by 2016.

However, outdated technology formats are often used in Mexico after being abandoned in other countries.

In total, prosecutors said they found 91 photos, many of the types people would have used to obtain ID; eight cell phones and women’s jewelry and makeup.

Prosecutors said they are still examining the bone fragments to see if they can extract DNA to identify the victims.

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