As part of a news coverage series on disappeared persons by Periodistas de a Pie. Reporter Mónica González narrates the every day activities of Milynali RED-CFC in this short video.
After the disappearance of my only daughter, Milynali, three nephews, Aldo, Alexis and Arturo and my brother Ignacio, on August 14, 2012, in Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas, I gave myself the task of traveling to every place where I believed I could locate indications and / or evidence to find their whereabout.
In this difficult path, I have met other people who share my pain. Those persons and I have formed the Tamaulipas’ Citizen Community to Search for Disappeared Persons.
LEAFLETING & REGISTRATION
On August 14, 2016, at the junction of the highway between Ciudad Mante and El Limon, Tamaulipas, along with other families, we began distributing flyers with pictures of our missing ones.
As a result of the project Citizen-Led Forensics we formed the collective Ciencia Forense Ciudadana which is in charge of keeping a digital national registry of disappeared persons and is managed by local chapters across.
Parallel to the registry, Milynali Red CFC collaborates in taking DNA samples* of the relatives of missing persons to consolidate the National Biobank #ADNCiudadano, in order to provide for a future chance to contrast the DNA database of the relatives of the disappeared with the more than 30,000 unidentified DNA samples that exist in different federal offices.
*whole process is free.