La Paz and Los Cabos concentrate the highest rate of disappearances in BCS

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According to the National Registry of Missing and Unlocated Persons (RNPDNO), Baja California Sur has experienced a 33% decrease in the number of cases of missing persons during the first two months of this year. However, the municipalities of La Paz and Los Cabos continue to be the most affected by this phenomenon in the state.

In the period from January to February 2023, 75 cases of disappearance, non-location and location of persons were registered, of which 57 were located, including one found dead. Currently, there are 18 pending cases, 10 of which are suspected to be related to the commission of a crime. Compared to the same period of 2024, the figure decreased to 50 cases, with 38% that still remain as open cases.

During this first two months, the city of La Paz reported 24 cases of disappearance, followed by Los Cabos with 21 cases, while the municipalities in the north of the state had a lower incidence, such as Mulegé with three cases, and Loreto and Comondú, with one case each.

At the national level, the closure of the Extraordinary Mechanism of Forensic Identification (MEIF) is expected in March, as announced by the head of the National Search Commission.

This decision has generated concern among the members of the Citizen State Council of Search of Jalisco, who have demanded the Federal Government to reconsider these measures, as they represent an obstacle in the identification of more than 52 thousand deceased persons without identification in the country. In addition, it has been reported about the massive cut of more than 100 officials of the National Search Commission and forensic specialists.

Source: Tribuna de Mexico