The search for the disappeared in Mexicoor has it reached the bottom of the sea of corteznatural heritage of humanity, where navy divers Y Sonoran mothers who have lost their children dive to find hundreds of bodies that the gunmen have thrown into the ocean.
The scans occur at the ports of Empalme and Guaymasone of the most important mexican pacificwhere he Collective Warrior Seekers, who are mothers, daughters, grandmothers, mothers-in-law and spouses of the victims, have a list of more than 500 missing thanks to clues from the assassins themselves.
“We take care of our beaches and they are something very beautiful for this to be happening, we are dismayed as groups and as relatives of the disappeared, we do not understand the reason, why they are being thrown into the sea”told Efe the person in charge of the Searching Warriors, Sinthya Maritza Gutierrez Medina.
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“We make the call that they leave them for us in a place where we can find them because they have not only been thrown in containers, they have also been left exposed on the shore of the beach or the sea has pulled (dragged) them to the shore and that is how we found to the people”, he added.
The leader of Guerreras Buscadoras has been searching for her son for four and a half years Gustavo Angel Godinez, disappeared the June 30, 2017.
On the first occasion they searched the sea they found three containers with the bodies of four men and one womanalready identified and handed over to their families.
In recent months, the group has received anonymous complaints and notices of their own criminal groups of the region, who have revealed to them some points where they dumped their victims, mainly in the areas known as the Old Place, Catalinas Bay and La Saladain the port of Guaymas.
“We knock on doors National Commission for Missing Personsalso with the Secretary of the Navy of Mexico for the support in divers and what is the panga (small boat), we also have the support to the State Search Commission who is supporting us right now with an aquatic drone”declared Gutierrez Medina.
The searches under the sea were made possible with the support of eight Navy personnel in a Defender-class water rescuemanned by two pilots, two security personnel and four divers from the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station.
“I am very grateful, nor how to pay them for their help, they are not relatives, but they support us as if we were one family. From the National Search Commission they brought us an aquatic drone that reaches depths that we would never have reached”expressed Maria del Rosario Gutierrez Uriasmember of the group.
The search in the Sea of Cortez reflects the profound crisis of disappearances in Mexicowhere last May the figure of more than 100 thousand people not located since 1964, when the official registry began, which now reports almost 106 thousand people.
María del Rosario also threw herself into the sea to look for her son Jesus Gabriel Lopez Gutierrez disappeared the April 4, 2021who was a fisherman and had asked as his last will that his ashes be thrown into the ocean because “He loved the sea, his life was the sea.”
“He had embarked on a fish boat for several years, a shark, he traveled along the coast of the Sea of Cortez and the gulf of californiahe said and always told me that he preferred to stay in the sea, it was his source of work, it gave him money to support his daughter, today his daughter is six years old”, the woman recounted.
Now he confessed that he hesitates to fulfill his petition.
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“Because I am in a fight for a year and four months where what I most want is to find him to have him in our home”, recognized.
The Seeker Warriors regret that the Sea of Cortez, considered by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage of Humanity, has been turned into a clandestine grave.
“It’s a tourist spot and yes our beaches are beautiful, but unfortunately through anonymous messages we have received the whistle (warning) that they throw our relatives into the sea with drums (barrels) full of cement at their feet, others with dismembered 200-liter drums, this is very hard, but it is reality”added the activist.
Since 2017 to date, the collective found more than 262 bodies, in pits and clandestine ovens in the region of Guaymas and Empalmein southern Sonora.