EXHUMATION OF THE REMAINS OF VICTIMS KILLED IN THE PAST WAR WAS CARRIED OUT IN DRVAR MUNICIPALITY21.09.2012. 15:04
An exhumation was carried out at the location of Šajnovac, on the territory of Drvar municipality resulting with the uncovery of several human skeletal remains.
DNA samples shall be collected from the skeletal remains in an attempt to establish the identity of the victims. The DNA analysis of the remains shall be handled by the laboratory of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP).
The recovered remains shall be transported to the ossuary of the Banja Luka town cemetery pending forensic processing and identification.
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 BiH Institute for Missing Persons, representatives of the RS MoI, a doctor working in the field of forensic medicine 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 tracing and exhuming the missing in all parts of BiH.
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