The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported that some samples of remains were found that were analyzed by the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team In cordoba. The results showed that it was remains of six Argentine soldiers buried in the Falkland Islands, within the framework of the Second Humanitarian Project Plan (PPH 2). “This has ended 40 years of uncertainty for their loved ones,” the report highlights. On his Twitter account, the President Alberto Fernández referred to this finding.
The remains correspond to the identities of: Guillermo Nasif (sub-lieutenant), Marciano Verón, Carlos Misael Pereyra and Víctor Samuel Guerrero (all three are corporal first), Ricardo Julio Sánchez (first lieutenant) and Juan Carlos Treppo (gendarme). These are found in tomb C.1. 10, from the Darwin Cemetery. The six gendarmes died in combat as a result of the fire suffered in the helicopter they were traveling and which was shot down in Mount Kent in 1982.
The DNA samples were transferred to the Forensic Genetics laboratories that the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) has located in the city of Córdoba. They were analyzed and crossed with the samples provided by the relatives, thus achieving positive results that confirmed their identity. His loved ones have already expressed their will regarding the Darwin Cemetery, said the Foreign Ministry.
“We were able to identify the remains of six people and give answers to their families, after so many years,” began Laurent Corbaz, head of the PPH2 project. “All families deserve to know what happened to their loved ones. I am very moved to be part of this process and put an end to the uncertainty of the families, “he added. “We want to thank all those who gave their unwavering support to make this project possible, both on the islands and elsewhere,” he concluded.
Later, Luis Bernardo Fondebrider, head of the CIRC Forensic Unit, highlighted that the mission has been “fruitful despite the harsh weather conditions” and that the identification was possible through the application of international forensic standards and a multidisciplinary approach. And the one who chose to raise his voice through his social networks was also Alberto Fernandez: “The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team and the Red Cross identified the remains of four former combatants of our fallen in Malvinas,” he began by saying.