MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities have released images of clothing from a clandestine mass grave in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz where 174 human skulls were uncovered in recent weeks.
The National Commission of Missing Persons on Friday invited relatives of the missing to look at the pictures for clues. The items include polo shirts with logos still intact, socks, shoes, colorful boxer briefs and ladies' panties. One T-shirt says "Live Free" above a picture of a young woman and flowers.
The Interior Ministry says that digging continues and that the picture catalog will be updated with additional garments as they are found.
VIDEO: Relatives of missing family members in Mexico hope to receive news of their loved ones after authorities discovered at least 174 bodies at a mass grave site in Veracruz state, the latest horrifying find in a region hit by bloody drug cartel turf wars pic.twitter.com/DKgOTkQZIB— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 22, 2018
Authorities announced the discovery in early September after having counted 166 skulls. The site is one of the biggest burial pits to date amid rising violence in Mexico.