Acapulco.- The families of four health-care workers, who went missing on June 19 in Guerrero, thought their ordeal was over when authorities handed over the victims’ corpses five days later.

Relatives claim, however, that the bodies are not their loved ones, and are now demanding that the lead prosecutor in the case step down and federal police take over the forensics examination.

Prior to their disappearance, doctors Marvin Hernández Ortega and Reynaldo Tepeque Cuevas, and administrative employees José Osvaldo Ortega Saucedo and Julio César Mejía Salgado, were traveling in a gray car that police later found in Xolapa, riddled with bullet holes, blood stains, and shells from a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle.

On Sunday, July 5, the victims’ families handed out leaflets, set up posters, and painted murals in Acapulco for the second consecutive day to urge authorities to keep searching for the missing medical professionals. Contrary to statements from Guerrero Attorney General Miguel Ángel Godínez Muñoz, their families do not believe they have yet been found.

“Respect life, missing doctors,” read one of the murals, while posters featured photographs of the four men and called upon the community to help with the search.

Further action was planned for Monday, July 6, as relatives moved to the offices of Mexico’s Attorney General in Guerrero, demanding the disclosure of the latest findings. They have also organized street protests and announced they will seek help from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.