Forensic experts find 60 Bosnia war victims thrown into a river 18 years ago

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Officials say they have so far found 60 partial skeletons in the muddy banks of a manmade lake in eastern Bosnia since the water level was lowered for dam maintenance.

Amor Masovic, the head of the Bosnian Institute for Missing Persons, said Wednesday the victims were killed at the beginning of the 1992-95 war and thrown into the Drina river, which divides Bosnia from Serbia. They got lodged in the banks of Lake Perucac, a few kilometers (miles) downstream.

More than 1,000 Bosnian Muslims disappeared from around the city of Visegrad when Serb forces took control of the area in 1992. More than a hundred skeletons had already washed onto the shores of the lake.