(CNN Spanish) — Colombian military forces reported Tuesday the discovery of a new lead on the possible location of the four missing minors in the Amazon jungle.
It’s a footprint they found in a “muddy ground,” which apparently “belongs” to Lesly, the 13-year-old girl, Colombian military forces said in a shared statement. through a tweet.
#It’s news | A new clue to the possible whereabouts of the four missing minors, a footprint has been found on the muddy ground that apparently belonged to Lesly, the 13-year-old girl.(1) pic.twitter.com/6pqg0UNomZ
– Colombian Military Forces (@FuerzasMilCol) May 30, 2023
The military authorities added that they had found wild fruits typical of the area that can be used to “provide nourishment and strength to the little ones for their travels”.
“The search has not stopped and we continue to hope to find the children with the support of the satellite teams that guide and direct the troops and indigenous communities in the area”, concludes the brief statement.
The four children, aged 13, 9, 4 and one over 11 months, were traveling on a small Cessna plane that crashed on May 1 in the department of Guaviare, in southern Colombia, in the Amazon area.
On May 18, the bodies of three people were recovered and transferred to San José del Guaviare, Colombia after the plane crash.
The Civil Aeronautics identified the victims as Hernando Murcia Morales (pilot), Magdalena Mucutuy Valencia and Herman Mendoza Hernández. He also expressed his solidarity with the families of the deceased: “We join you in mourning”.
A month after the crash of the small aircraft, the search for the children who were on board is still ongoing.