Tuesday, March 19 marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of three young Guadalajara film students, who, authorities say, were kidnapped, murdered and dissolved in sulfuric acid by the Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel after being mistaken for members of a rival gang.
The three students from the Universidad de Medios Audiovisuales (CAAV) went missing in Tonala while on a school assignment.
A march to honor the victims and demand more clarity in the investigation took place Tuesday. Starting from the CAAV, it headed to the Niños Héroes monument, which has recently become known as the “Glorieta of the Disappeared.”
In an act of remembrance, family members and friends of the students planted three trees in wooden pots beside the monument.
Although five people were arrested in connection with the alleged crime, the clamor for justice continues. Reports suggest prosecutors recently considered dropping charges against the five, due to lack of sufficient evidence. According to Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Octavio Solís, the detainees allegedly involved in the kidnapping and murders were only following orders.