The latest forensic dig at Uruguay’s Batallon 13 military installation has yielded another grisly reminder of the horrors of the country’s 1970s dictatorship.
A body, covered with quick lime, was found buried a meter below the ground at the base.
The as-yet-unidentified remains are almost certainly of one of the roughly 20 disappeared victims last seen in what was a clandestine detention center know as “Infierno Grande” (Big Hell).
It is the second discovery at the Batallon 13 — and fifth overall in the country — of the body of a person disappeared for political reasons decades ago.
As previously reported on The Daylighter, digs at the base in 2011 and 2012 yielded the bodies of two activists, Ricardo Blanco Valiente and Julian Castro, who had been abducted and until then never found.
The families of the disappeared vow to continue the search for their loved ones until the last victim is found.
Source: Sudestada (Uruguay)