For families of vanished migrants, unidentified remains mean answers never come

 Volunteer rescue workers found the wallet and identification of Dennis Martinez Nuñez near his remains in Arizona. He had left Honduras four months earlier to find work in the United States.

Volunteer rescue workers found the wallet and identification of Dennis Martinez Nuñez near his remains in Arizona. He had left Honduras four months earlier to find work in the United States.

By Bob Ortega in CNN Investigates:  

"(CNN)One day last May, in the desert southwest of the town of Ajo, Arizona, search and rescue volunteers discovered two long, white bones near a mesquite tree. They had little flesh on them and gnaw marks from some carnivore. But they were clearly human -- a thigh bone and a humerus, or upper arm bone.

Ely Ortiz and the members of his rescue crew, Aguilas del Desierto, or Desert Eagles, spread out across the flat, sere desert. They found a pair of New Balance running shoes, a section of spine, a blue polo shirt, a pair of black trousers. In the pockets, Ortiz found a well-creased birthday card and a black wallet with a Honduran ID card for Dennis Martinez Nuñez. Despite the serious expression in his photo, the clean-shaven Martinez looked younger than his age of 30.

Through Facebook, the Desert Eagles reached his family that night. Martinez had set out four months earlier from the gang-ridden Colonia Villa Franca neighborhood of the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. A Honduran Air Force veteran, he hoped to find work in the United States so he could send money back to his pregnant wife."  Continue reading