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Mexico official: At least 1 of 43 missing college students identified in charred remains

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, a university student is reflected in a glass display case containing the photos of the missing 43 students of the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, at the Central American University, UCA, in Managua, Nicaragua. At least one of the 43 college students missing since September has been identified among charred remains found near a garbage dump, a Mexican official confirmed Saturday, Dec. 5, 2014. A family member of one of the students, Alexander Mora, confirmed that the remains identified so far were Mora's. The students went missing Sept. 26 after confrontations with police that killed three students and three bystanders in the southern city of Iguala. The attorney general has said they were attacked by police on orders of Iguala's mayor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, a university student is reflected in a glass display case containing the photos of the missing 43 students of the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, at the Central American University, UCA, in Managua, Nicaragua. At least one of the 43 college students missing since September has been identified among charred remains found near a garbage dump, a Mexican official confirmed Saturday, Dec. 5, 2014. A family member of one of the students, Alexander Mora, confirmed that the remains identified so far were Mora's. The students went missing Sept. 26 after confrontations with police that killed three students and three bystanders in the southern city of Iguala. The attorney general has said they were attacked by police on orders of Iguala's mayor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Mexican official says at least one of 43 missing college students has been identified among charred remains found near a garbage dump.

The official says he cannot provide details on how many individuals have been identified.

He agreed to release the information only if granted anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.