Mexico plans to ramp up efforts to identify the remains of tens of thousands of people scattered at forensic installations throughout the country.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday the government will set aside whatever financial resources are necessary to resolve missing persons cases and provide families with closure.
"There is no financial ceiling," Lopez Obrador told family members of the missing people. "The search for the missing is a priority."
The task is monumental: Mexican authorities lack investigative capacity, and few crimes are solved; families search clandestine graves for remains of their loved ones; and there's no nationwide database of DNA to help identify the remains of at least 26,000 bodies already in government custody.
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