Officials say they have found a mass grave that apparently contains 42 bodies of what may be the earliest victims of the Bosnian war – Muslim Bosnians killed during the April 1992 Serb attack on the town of Zvornik on Bosnia’s border with Serbia.
Forensic experts turned up the first remains at the edge of a lake near Zvornik and are now trying to dry the area out, said team leader Murat Hurtic today.
Some 30,000 people went missing in Bosnia during the 1992-95 war and over the years experts have been finding their bodies in mass graves throughout the country.
Once a body is exhumed, it goes through an identification process that includes DNA analysis before it is released to the family. So far about 17,000 bodies have been found.