Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Police said they had yet to identify the bodies of 27 people who died when the Trigana aircraft crashed in Pegunungan Bintang region last month.
Papua police chief, Inspector General Paulus Waterpauw said, he has met the head of the police medical department to find out about DNA test results.
“According to the head of the police medical department cells of the victims have not been proven because it depends on the cells of the victim whether the cell is still alive or not. It takes a long time,” Waterpauw said on Wednesday (09/09/2015).
“There are two processes for identifying victims. The first primary way through fingerprints, teeth and DNA. The secondary is through property used, medical records, special signs and other stuff,” he said.
Waterpauw asked the families of the victims to be patient while waiting for the results of identification. Hopefully, the cells are still alive and DNA can be proven.
“We will talk to the victim’s family when it could not be identified longer identified,” he said. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)