The Mexican Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday it will resume its investigation into the enforced disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers’ training college. Federal Attorney General Arely Gomez Gonzalez met with relatives of the missing students for the first time in nearly four months. Relatives had previously broken off talks with the government after feeling frustrated with the course of the investigation. The Attorney General’s Office had considered the case closed in December, having determined that the missing students were killed and their bodies burnt after having been turned over to an organized crime group by municipal police.
However, the relatives of the forcibly disappeared students do not support the government’s conclusions and have alleged the government is engaging in a cover-up. The Attorney General’s Office agreed to pursue new lines of investigation, although Gomez did not specify what leads they would pursue.