Mortal Remains of at least One Victim of the past War exhumed in Zepa

September 28, 2019 12:00 PM

The incomplete mortal remains of at least one victim of the past war have been exhumed at the Purtici site in Zepa, Rogatica municipality.

According to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Missing Persons Institute, it is a victim of Bosniak ethnicity who was killed in this area in 1995.

After the exhumation, the remains were transferred cemetery in Visoko, where forensic and criminal-technical processing will be performed and bone samples will be taken for DNA analysis, with the help of which the identity of the victim will be determined.

At the request of the Court of BiH, the exhumation was managed by the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH.

On September 12th, the incomplete remains of at least two victims of the past war were exhumed at the site Kazani, Srebrenica municipality.

It is alleged that they are victims of Bosniak ethnicity who were killed in 1995 in the Srebrenica area. The remains of the victims were found in waste material below the local burial ground, or between the road and a nearby river.

Investigators from the Institute for Missing Persons of BiH worked at the site earlier, more specifically in 2004, but no remains were found.

After the exhumation, the remains of the victims were transported to the Tuzla Commemoration Center, where forensic and criminal-technical processing and bone marrow sampling will be performed, with the help of which the identity of the victims will be determined.

At the same time, the re-exhumation and re-association of mortal remains for 46 victims began in local cemeteries in the area of Gornja Kalesija and Zvornik.

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