Guadalajara, Mexico, Sep 24, 2018 / 23:00 pm
The president of the Mexican bishops' conference has demanded that the dignity of human bodies be respected, after two trailers were found in Mexico's Jalisco state, containing 157 corpses.
In a statement published Sept. 21, Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega responded to the discovery, which he said "has caused outrage in society."
On Sept. 18, locals in the municipality of Tlajomulco alerted authorities to the presence of a trailer emitting foul odors. The trailer contained corpses reported to be murder victims connected to organized crime, which apparently could not be kept in a morgue due to lack of space.
The former director of the Jalisco Forensic Sciences Institute, Luis Octavio Cotero Bernal, is presumably responsible for the scandal. He was dismissed from his position shortly after the bodies were discovered. There has not yet been an official statement on the discovery of the bodies.