Some Parents of Missing Mexico Youths Ask Help of Gang Boss

April 1, 2015 2:16 AM

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Some parents of 43 Mexican college students who disappeared six months ago are turning to the purported leader of a drug gang and asking for his help in learning more about what happened to their sons.

Federal prosecutors have alleged that local police in Guerrero state turned the students over to a different drug gang, Guerreros Unidos, which killed the young men and burned their bodies. Relatives of the missing have rejected the government's account of what happened in the city of Iguala.

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