A Mexican couple has been reunited with their teenage son 16 years after he was abducted from hospital as a newborn.
Mother Rosalia Lopez and father Yasir Macias have waited the best part of two decades to see their son Salvador again.
According to the news site El Informador, Salvador was abducted from the IMSS Hospital General Regional 45 in the city of Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco by a woman pretending to be a nurse on 15th December 2005, when Rosalia was 22 years old.
The suspect told Yasir that visiting hours had ended and that she needed to take the baby away for feeding. It was the last time the couple saw their newborn, until now.
After years of investigation, in September 2021, the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences (IJCF) carried out a comparative facial analysis based on a picture of the minor to determine how he might look today.
Several months later, investigators came across a young, healthy man with very similar characteristics to the results of their facial analysis.
Officials carried out general tests on the teenager, as well as on Rosalia and Yasir, to verify their genetic relationship, and a 99.99 percent match was confirmed.
The State Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement: “The Public Ministry agency obtained the results of the expert reports, which confirmed 99.99 percent that the minor is directly related to both the mother and father, who have already been notified.”
Although the State Prosecutor’s Office managed to locate the teenager, investigators are continuing to find out the circumstances behind his abduction nearly 17 years ago, as no one has ever been arrested for the crime.
The Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, praised the relevant bodies for reuniting the family, saying: “From my heart, all my best wishes for this new life that begins today. All my appreciation to Forensic Sciences for their great work, to Security Coordinator @RicardoSBeruben and @FiscaliaJal for not letting go, and to everyone behind this great achievement.”
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