Without refs, massacre victims’ bodies decomposing along with evidence

Maguindano Election Massacre Rotting bodies

Maguindano Election Massacre Rotting bodies

Authorities lack the equipment needed to preserve gather maximum evidence from bodies already in an advanced state of decomposition, according to Dr. Benito Molino, a forensics expert who observed the autopsies on Ampatuan massacre victims.

Dr. Molino, who was engaged by non-government group CenterLaw Philippines to help investigate the massacre, said in a telephone interview with GMANews.TV that he offered to bring in a mobile X-ray machine and a radiologist, but the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) did not take up his offer.

Comprehensive X-rays on the remains could have helped locate bullet fragments and establish bullet trajectories, he noted.

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