Forensic experts may have identified second of 43 Mexican students

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Posted: Sep 16, 2015 9:34 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Austrian experts have identified a possible match for a second victim in the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 students last year, Mexico's attorney general said on Wednesday.

There are "signs that establish a possible connection" between remains and a missing student named Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz, Attorney General Arely Gomez said at a news conference in Mexico City.

The experts, from the forensics institute at Innsbruck Medical University, had already identified one missing student last year from a bone fragment.

Gomez recently said she would seek a new investigation to determine whether the students were incinerated in a dump, after a team from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) dismissed the government's official account.

(Reporting by Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein and Ana Isabel Martinez; Editing by Simon Gardner and Lisa Shumaker)