The remains of a missing model whose body was discovered in a secret mass grave with six other bodies in northern Mexico last month, has been identified.
Yessenia Alvarado, 24, a mom-of-one who worked as a model in Mexico, was shopping in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, on August 18 when a several armed men wearing masks abducted her.
Her family say the men tried to extort them for a ransom but the group stopped communicating.
On September 20, investigators from the Criminal Investigation Agency anti-kidnapping unit obtained a search warrant for a property in the Sonora municipality of Cajeme, where they discovered a mass grave with seven people.
The family of Alvadaro was notified and were able to identify the clothing on one of the two women found in the grave as their daughter's. On Sunday, Forensic Scientific Intelligence Laboratory confirmed the DNA testing was a match.
Yessenia Alvarado was identified Sunday as one of the five individuals whose bodies were found buried in a clandestine grave September 20 in Sonora, Mexico
The 24-year-old was shopping when she was kidnapped August 18 in Ciudad Obregón by a group of armed men. Alvarado worked as a model and was the mother of a five-year-old boy
On September 20, investigators dug out six bodies at a property in Sonora, Mexico, but were unable to identify the gender of one of the victims
The Sonora state prosecutor's office said that the remains of a sixth victim were unidentifiable at the time of the shocking discovery.
At least three suspects have been arrested in connection with the bodies that were found at the property. A judge ordered all three individuals held in custody while defense lawyers and prosecutors go over the case.
It's unknown if the suspects were linked to a cartel.
Yessenia Alvarado, a 24-year-old model founded dead in a clandestine grave September 20 after she was abducted August 18, was the mother of a five-year-old boysonos sonos One