Contrary to rumors spread on social networks that suggested the discovery of a dismembered body, the official source dismissed these speculations. After the analysis carried out by Forensic Medicine specialists, it was determined that the skull belonged to an individual who died more than 15 years ago.
Theories arise about the possibility that the skull may have been removed from a cemetery for purposes related to Santeria, a common practice in the Condado district, the report suggests.
Specialists from Legal Medicine and the Ministry of the Interior (MININT) continue working on the identification of the deceased, although so far it has only been revealed that the remaining skeletal remains belong to a man between 30 and 40 years old, who died more than a decade ago.
The official source, at the end of his statement, called on people not to give credence to rumors that “only generate anguish and uncertainty” and “negative feelings that affect the well-being of the population.”
However, the same source overlooked the growing reports of deaths and violent events in Cuba, reported only through social networks and which are often neither confirmed nor denied by official sources.
In the comments of the publication, a resident of the neighborhood corrected the alleged speed with which the authorities intervened after the discovery, pointing out that the discovery was made in the morning and that the police response was later than indicated in the official statement. .
Various Internet users speculated about the possible identity of the deceased, suggesting that it could be someone who was reported missing in the past.
Although the case still lacks confirmed details, it adds to the series of incidents related to the theft of bone remains in religious rituals in Cuban cemeteries, a practice that has increased in recent years, coinciding with the increase in vandalism in these places.
Another shocking event occurred recently, when the lifeless body of a newborn was found in a garbage tank in Old Havana. The authorities managed to identify the mother, a 16-year-old girl who took abortifacients and gave birth to the deceased, although the police did not publicly confirm the facts, despite the dissemination of videos that corroborated the discovery.