Burying the truth: the first in Mexico cleaner of crime scenes, talked about their dirty workPictolic
From the girl, brutally murdered in his own bed, until the corpse rotted for many days: Donovan tavera saw it. He is the first specialist cleaning of bloody crime scenes in Mexico. Professional cleaner dedicated dark matter 20 years of life. The man who runs one of the dirtiest work, shared terrifying details of his classes. Some crime scenes have plagued him in the memories until now.47-year-old Donovan was told about the bloody reality of life in the world's capital of crime. Over the past year in Mexico was the highest murder rate is about 95 cases daily. Many of them remain unsolved until now. Sometimes, because of the wars of the drug cartels for territory of influence has to be close to visit the tourist places because skirmishes can hurt passers-by.
During harvest Mexican wears a protective suit, mask and gloves. First, he carefully studies the blood splatter and was wondering how long it will take to clean. As a rule, to put in order one crime scene, you need to 20 hours.
It all depends on how the murder occurred and where blood was shed — in the bathroom, on the walls or on the mattress, indoors or outdoors. So as not to catch from the blood infection, the cleaner need to be methodical and consistent.
Sometimes, to cheer yourself up during cleaning, he listens with headphones Black Sabbath or Iron Maiden.
Despite the fact that Donovan is constantly see terrible scenes, one case haunts his nightmares still. A teenage girl was attacked in her bedroom and brutally murdered. Her life ended abruptly at the beginning.Cleaner remembers one of the first cases with which he had to face. An elderly man choked on vomit and lying at home for several days, his body gradually disintegrating.
Donovan often to see close friends of the deceased acting in the scene, and it is a heavy sight. Before you begin cleaning, relatives have to provide a document obtained from local authorities. After Donovan finishes cleaning, people calm down a little. Some even start to joke, but the pain of loss still lingers in the air.
The drug cartels often arrange a lynching in the cities hang the victims on the bridges of highways, beheaded with chainsaws and throw the body in the middle of the streets to warn others. In March, when it began coronavirus pandemic in Mexico city was committed 3,000 murders. Record of deaths occurred in July 2018, when lives were deprived of 3708 people.
Donovan first saw the corpse when he was 12 years old. He lived with his parents and sister in a three-storey building. The boy saw the dead body lying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk. Instead of being afraid, he began to look carefully at the behaviour of blood. It was rolled, it was getting dark, change the colors. Donovan asked the parents what will happen to the crime scene after the corpse taken away, but no one was able to give him a plausible answer.
The man began to read medical books and magazines, studying statistics, where I stumbled on a publication about forensic cleaning. He began his dismal career in 2000.
The relatives of the deceased can contact Donovan via the Internet. They learn about it from friends or on television.Donovan's got a wife and nine-year-old daughter. They respect his occupation, and the father is proud of his professionalism. He does the work honestly and responsibly. Mexican plans to continue to clean up the crime scene and further. Thus the man does not lose faith in humanity.
The war with the drug cartels in Mexico has been going on for a year, taking every day a lot of lives. The cruelty and lawlessness in the country going through the roof, and to cope with this very difficult.