Saturday 11.02.2012 | 11:32 162 victims from Lake Perućac identified
A preliminary identity of 162 persons, including ten children, has been determined based on DNA profiles, the Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia-Herzegovina has released.
Around 25 percent of the victims are women, including three girls aged from nine and half to 17.
The oldest victims, whose remains were found in the lake, are women born in 1906.
Remains of two former Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) recruits, Almas Ahmetspahić from Višegrad and Ermin Meštrovac from Jajce, were also found in Lake Perućac.
Two out of 19 passengers of the Belgrade-Bar train who were abducted at Štrpce train station in February 1993 were also found in the lake – Serbian citizen Rasim Ćorić and Montenegrin Jusuf Rastoder.
160 of the identified victims are Bosniaks and two are Serbs.
The victims were found in more than 60 micro-locations in 30 villages in the municipalities of Višegrad, Rogatica, Srebrenica and Bajina Bašta.
The Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia-Herzegovina has announced that autopsy on the remains that were found in Lake Perućac in the summer of 2010 will begin next week.