THIS is the disturbing moment heartless cops returned the remains of a man to his sister in two plastic bin bags.
Eladio Aguirre Chable, 30, was kidnapped and murdered when he was home visiting his mum in Las Choapas, southern Mexico in April last year.
It is unclear who killed the 30-year-old, who worked as a taxi in the port town of Puerto Morelos.
His body was discovered by his family after they received a note months later saying the location of his body was in Veracruz four hours drive west of his mother’s home.
They claim that after authorities told them to ignore the message, which cops believed was an attempt to extort the family, Eladio’s relatives found his skeleton themselves near the Tonalá River, in the Agua Dulce region.
He was still wearing the clothes he was wearing the day he vanished, reports say.
Authorities then sent a vehicle to collect the body.
Once state officials were finished running tests, Eladio’s sister was photographed being handed his cremated body in two plastic bin bags in an image which has sparked outrage in the country.
The horrifying picture in Veracruz was published last Sunday by Mothers Searching – a support group for families of missing people.
According to the group, the State Attorney General’s Office had violated the victim’s and his family’s rights by handing over his body without the “necessary forensic standards .”
The activists called the treatment of the family “cruel, degrading and inhuman.”
Shockingly, state officials initially refused to hand over the body insisting that tests needed to be carried out.
When the remains were handed over, the searing heat in southern Mexico meant the smell coming from the bags was “nauseating”, reports say.
In a letter posted on Facebook, they called for a probe into the two prosecutors who they claim were responsible for the incident.
According to news outlet La Silla Rota, the family have reported the incident to the State Human Rights Commission (CEDH), where a case against the two prosecutors was filed.
The campaign led by ‘Mothers Searching’ has successfully forced concessions from the Attorney General’s Office.
Newspaper Milenio reported that Lenin Juarez Jimenez, the regional prosecutor of of Las Choapas, Veracruz, has been sacked from his post.
While Eric Cisneros, the Veracruz state secretary, said last Sunday that those responsible for the incident will be held fully accountable.