They find human remains of a disappeared from the dictatorship in a battalion of the Uruguayan Army.

(CNN Spanish) -- The group of forensic anthropologists investigating in search of bodies of the detained-disappeared of the last dictatorship of Uruguay (1973-85) found, between Tuesday and Wednesday, bones that they believe belong to one of the victims of the military.

According to the head of the team of anthropologists, Alicia Lusiardo, the body found was about 40 centimeters from the surface, face down, completely covered with lime, and on top of it had a layer of cement. Anthropologists found no clothing at the site or visible signs of violence on the body, whose sex is currently unknown.

They find human remains of a disappeared from the dictatorship in a battalion of the Uruguayan Army.

On Tuesday morning, anthropologists announced the finding, when they found a skull and the first remains in a series of excavations that had been carried out for months in Battalion 14, in the Uruguayan department of Canelones. From that moment the work intensified and continued throughout the night, and on Wednesday morning some relatives of the detained-disappeared and the press were invited to the place.

By the articulation of the skeleton "in anatomical position", it was evident that it is a primary burial, that is, "it has been there since it was deposited," explained Lusiardo. The anthropologist explained that the lime found on the remains was used for "the destruction of soft tissue" but added that today it is known to help preserve genetic material. "This lime even generated a mold on the body in which you can see the heels, thighs, even the buttocks of the person who was buried there by the imprint that was marked," he added.

Human remains of a disappeared from the dictatorship found in a battalion of the Uruguayan Army

So far in Uruguay, only five detainees-disappeared have been found buried in military premises: Ubagésner Chaves Sosa, Fernando Miranda, Julio Castro, Ricardo Blanco and Eduardo Bleier.

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