• Short Summary

    In Chile, according to the Reuters news agency, police are investigating the possible murder of at least twenty-five people whose bodies were found in an abandoned lime kiln at the disused Lonquen mine, thirty-five kilometres (25miles) south of the capital, Santiago.

  • Description

    In Chile, according to the Reuters news agency, police are investigating the possible murder of at least twenty-five people whose bodies were found in an abandoned lime kiln at the disused Lonquen mine, thirty-five kilometres (25miles) south of the capital, Santiago.

    SYNOPSIS: An examining Judge, Adolfo Banados of the Chilean Appeals Court, arrives at the scene to look at the bodes. He said later he would consider the case as murder, and would interview the families of hundreds of Chileans who had disappeared since the military took power in Chile five years ago.

    Police threw a strong security cordon around the area, and firmly kept journalists and television crews well away from the areas they were searching. Judge Banados told news-men there were at least fourteen bodies, but refused to answer any other questions. The bodies were found after a man thought to be a former secret agent had tola a priest of their existence. The Catholic Church began an inquiry, and investigators found cartridge cases and bullet marks on walls at the kiln.

    A complaint from church authorities reportedly set the Appeal Court of Chile into action. Medical experts estimated the badly-composed bodies had been in the kiln for about three years.

    After Judge Banados's statement on the potential range of interviews, the authorities were anticipating a protracted investigation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAYE2A2QUHXOK3ASJWZSQA3B6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAYE2A2QUHXOK3ASJWZSQA3B6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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