Exhumations at mass grave in Montefrío

The Granada Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory has exhumed 18 bodies from a mass grave at cortijo ‘Los Martínez’ in Montefrío, these individuals having been shot between September 21st and September 28th 1936.

The excavations at this private estate began on August 2nd at the request of relatives of the sixteen men and two women whose bodies were buried in a mass grave.

Some personal belongings, such as keys, have also been recovered. The bodies are awaiting DNA testing to confirm the identity of the remains for the relatives. The remains have been placed in coffins at the cemetery in Algarinejo where most of the victims lived.

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