Parents of 43 missing Mexican students cling to hope, reject official view their sons are dead

November 14, 2014 4:15 AM

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Parents of 43 missing Mexican students cling to hope, reject official view their sons are dead

In this Oct. 19, 2014 photo, Maria Telumbre, center, walks with a poster emblazoned with the image of her missing 19-year-old son, to the Basilica of Guadalupe for a special Mass, in Mexico City. The discovery of charred teeth and bone fragments in plastic garbage bags offered Telumbre no more proof of her son’s death than the many graves unearthed in Guerrero state since the students disappeared Sept. 26. Nor did it cause her “enormous pain” as Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said it would, because she did not accept that the ashes belonged to her son and his classmates. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) (The Associated Press)

In this Nov. 9, 2014 photo, the godmother of missing student Christian Rodriguez Telumbre, shows an image of Christian on her cellphone, in Tixtla, Mexico. Christian told his family he wanted a higher education to help support them. He had hoped to study agronomy at a university, but the family didn...

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