Attorney General Jesus Murillo said three new detainees admitted setting fire to the group, some of whom were still alive, in a rubbish dump near Iguala in the state of Guerrero, where the students went missing on Sept 26 after clashing with police. Dozens of police have also been arrested.
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Mexico’s government is still waiting for DNA confirmation from Argentine forensic anthropologists to confirm the identity of those killed.
Earlier this week, Mexican police captured a fugitive former mayor and his wife suspected of being the probable masterminds behind the abduction of the students.
* Photo of Attorney General Jesus Murillo