A co-incident in Paraguay led to the discoverey of several skulls buried in what was the summer house of former dictator Alfredo Stroessner.
The house is located in Ciudad del Este, department of Alto Paraná, on an area of 12 hecters.
Stroessner, who ruled between 1954 and 1989, was overthrown in a coup and left to live the rest of his life in Brazil, until he died in 2006.
The Prosecutor’s Office said an investigation was opened after the bone remains were discovered this Wednesday by a group of families who have been occupying the property since August, when digging in one of the old baths and bumping into the bones.
According to CNN, the procedure is in charge of the Paraguayan Prosecutor’s Office as well as criminal and homicide personnel. The place is kept under police custody until the arrival of the experts of the Commission of Disappeared of the time of the dictatorship.
As announced, the above mentioned team will lead the excavations on Tuesday, for the subsequent verification of the bones. The objective is to find coincidences with the list of people who disappeared during the dictator’s reign.
Earlier, a special commission reporting on human rights abuses under his rule reported that scores of people disappeared, in addition to the brutalities which were practiced by his regime members.
In specific, the Directorate of Historical Memory and Reparation of the Ministry of Justice said that the number of missing persons during the Stroessner dictatorship would be more than 450 people.
The Truth and Justice Commission ensures that the authorities of Paraguay only managed to recover 37 bodies of the disappeared at that time, of which the Directorate of Historical Memory and Reparation has only managed to identify four.