Hundreds Found In Bosnian Mass Grave

Excavation has so far uncovered 231 whole bodies, and parts of 112 more
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2013 4:10 PM CDT
Hundreds Found In Bosnian Mass Grave
Workers from the Bosnia-Herzegovina Missing Persons Institute and the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) inspect remains at another mass grave in this Sep. 26, 2012 file photo.   (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

A newly discovered mass grave in Bosnia has yielded hundreds of bodies, authorities have revealed. As of yesterday, investigators had found 231 complete bodies and parts of another 112, CNN reports, making it one of the largest mass graves ever discovered in the wake of the violence that followed the splitting of Yugoslavia. Excavators have been working on the site since September and expect to finish next week.

The remains are being held in an identification center, in the hopes that through forensic and other analysis some names can be crossed off the roughly 9,000-strong list of people never found after the conflict. "Their families have the right to know what happened to their missing relatives," the head of an EU delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina said. (More Bosnia stories.)

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