Mexico's Attorney General Arely Gomez said Tuesday that another search for the missing students from Ayotzinapa will be launched next week in the towns of Iguala, Cocula and Guerrero, two years after they were reported disappeared during a clash with federal and local police.
The investigation will involve foreign criminologists, representatives of their relatives and members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Authorities will use a special technology to obtain underground 3-D images, in a bid to find possible mass graves.
In a four-hour press conference, Gomez added that she will continue the investigation against her predecessor Tomas Zeron de Lucio, accused of having modified the crime scene.
She also addressed the mass graves found in Coahuila and Tlaxcala, where thousands of human bones were dug up, saying that the local general attorney's offices will continue the investigation. She did not rule out the possibility that her office could interfere in the proceedings at some point.
Referring to drug kingpin El Chapo, she said she hoped to have him extradited by the end of the year, although she warned, such procedures can take “up to five years.”