Published on Aug 12, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
Some 24,000 people have gone missing in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels in 2006.
Many of the disappeared turn up dead but it can take months for their bodies to be identified.
Nearly 16,000 bodies remain unidentified, according to the government.
Al Jazeera’s Rachel Levin reports from Monterrey.