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Families call for database to find missing loved ones in drug war

Families call for database to find missing loved ones in drug war
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Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 10:54pm

The resurgence of violence in Mexico has been going on for five years, while the names of missing loved ones keeps piling.

That is why Anunciation House leaders, and families of those missing, gathered Thursday evening to hold a vigil.

For several minutes, the names of the missing were projected crawling up the walls of the Anunciation House, as luminarias lit a path across the ground.

Family members took to the microphone asking that the Mexican government, with the aid of the United States, help them reunite with their loved ones or help them find closure.

In Mexico there are hundreds of bodies sitting in morgues unidentified, because there is no database for the government to help them match the missing with the dead, said Anunciation House director Ruben Garcia.

"There needs to be a database of DNA along with other genetic information that identifies bodies so that we have an accurate searchable database," he said.

Saturday, the Anunciation House will host a forum on immigration issues.

It will be held at St. Patrick's Multi-Center on N. Stanton St. from 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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