EXHUMATION OF THE REMAINS OF VICTIMS KILLED IN THE PAST WAR IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN BANJA LUKA MUNICIPALITY02.08.2012. 09:05
An exhumation is being carried out at the location of Smrdeljuša in Banja Luka municipality where incomplete remains of one person were unearthed so far.
The recovered remains shall be transferred to the PUC City cemetery Banja Luka where DNA samples shall be collected for the purpose of identifying the victim. The DNA analysis of the remains shall be handled by the laboratory of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP).
The exhumation process was supervised by an investigator of the Prosecutor's Office of BiH, who acted in accordance with the instructions of the Prosecutor while coordinating the work of police, forensic experts and other authorized persons engaged in the process of exhumations.
The exhumation was attended by representatives of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), BiH Institute for Missing Persons, RS MoI, a doctor working in the field of forensic medicine, members of the Speleological Association „Vertikala“ from Banja Luka and an investigator of the Prosecutor's Office of BiH
The Prosecutor's Office of BiH, along with other institutions involved in the process of tracing the missing persons in BiH, continues its activities in the process of exhuming and tracing the missing in all parts of BiH.
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