Published On: Fri, Mar 21st, 2014

It is official, remains found belong to Maryna Burakova

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The skeletal remains found at kilometer 3 of the Chankom – Xanlah road, last October 16, belong to the Ukrainian citizen Maryna Burakova sought since January 2013, according to studies conducted by the State Attorney General’s Office (Fiscalía General del Estado).

After scientific studies using methods that included radiological, anthropological, dental, forensics  techniques and genetic studies, the dependence has sufficient data to assure that bones are fully identified.

According to studies, the body located in Chankom had more than nine months abandoned on that site, which coincides with the report of the Ukrainian girl disappearance, while the cause of death was asphyxiation.


Maryna Burakova with her boyfriend Oleksandr Batychko

Maryna Burakova arrived in Mexico on November 26, 2012 with her boyfriend Oleksandr Batychko, and the last communication with her was on December 18, 2012 by Skype while she was in Playa del Carmen.

Her disappearance was officially reported by her family on January, 2013 before Mexican and Ukrainian authorities, since there was no report of her leaving Mexico.

After the results, the relatives of the deceased were noticed, as well as the Ukrainian authorities and several national and international corporations that follow the case.

The body was discovered by locals passing by the site on that date, they gave notice to the appropriate State authorities.

New facts provide new lines of research, so this dependency will continue with the proper investigations to find those responsible for this crime.

In accordance with the protocols of law, the remains of the Ukrainian citizen should remain in Yucatec ground to continue the research, as happened with her partner Oleksandr Batychko, whose remains were found on January 7, 2013  .

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