Experts: satellite showed no fire in Mexico missing case

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Posted: Dec 07, 2015 1:26 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of independent experts say satellite photographs show no signs of fire at a garbage dump in southern Mexico where a group of 43 students were supposedly killed and incinerated in 2014.

The experts previously said they don't believe prosecutors' version that a drug gang incinerated the students' bodies at a dump in the hamlet of Cocula, because such a large fire couldn't have taken place there.

On Monday the experts said satellite photos from Sept. 26 and 27, 2014, showed it was raining there.

They said the photographs showed only one fire in the southern state of Guerrero around that time, and it wasn't in Cocula.

Prosecutors say charred bone fragments dumped in a nearby river matched two of the students.