PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OF BIH CONTINUES ACTIVITIES ON FINDING MORTAL REMAINS IN DOBRO POLJE, KALINOVIK MUNICIPALITY01.06.2021. 14:45
The remains of at least four people have so far been found at the exhumation site, they have been removed and will be forwarded for further forensic examination and identification through DNA analysis.
The exhumation at this site will continue in the coming period.
This site is an extremely extensive and complex search area, where a large number of remains are expected to be found and the situation is further complicated by inaccessible and difficult terrain covered with rocks and the excavation of the terrain is done manually.
The exhumation process at this site is directly managed by an authorised investigator of the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH under the supervision of the prosecutor working on the case, as well as police officers from the Foča Police Department and the Kalinovik Police Department, who are securing the site and performing criminal-technical processing of evidence and the crime scene.
The site at which the exhumation process is taking place was also visited by representatives of the Missing Persons Task Force on behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT).
The discovery of this site is the result of the joint work of the Special Department for War Crimes and SIPA to find information and data on possible locations where the remains of victims of the previous war are located.
The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, together with the institutions involved in the process of searching for missing persons in BiH, is continuing its activities in the process of exhumations and searching for missing persons throughout BiH.
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