Research carried out by Caballero for the location of the pit that contain the remains of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, the school teacher Dióscoro Galindo and bullfighter helpers Joaquín Arcollas Cabezas and Francisco Galadí, executed on August 17, 1936, are continuations of work carried out in 2013. At that time it was discarded to investigate the part of the land that it has now been identified as "the most likely location of the wells" likely to contain graves with remains of executed in 1936.
The land on which the researchers propose now to the Goverment of Andalucía to excavate in search of the remains have been "completely transformed" by the construction of a football field and a motocross track.
Aerial historical images (from among other files, the General Military Archive of Avila) were very important to determine that the ground is likely to house the graves. The land on which "the possible location of the wells where the evidence placed the execution and burial of the bodies in August 1936" is determined were used as military training camp in the period of the Spanish Civil War
In fact, "among the most important elements to specify the maximum area of excavation for future intervention with high probability of success" are photographs of military exercises by the Captain Nestares and Franco General Queipo del Llano in 1937.
Researchers, under the supervision of Miguel Caballero, opened a new line of analysis to determine the location of the remains of those executed. That line is different from those that have followed so far, including those of Ian Gibson, one of the world references in the study of the murder of García Lorca.
The land on which the researchers propose now to the Goverment of Andalucía to excavate in search of the remains have been "completely transformed" by the construction of a football field and a motocross track
To carry out the investigation, they have enjoyed the cooperation and advice of General Fernando Nestares, son of the captain who accompanied Queipo de Llano. In 1977, the general had visited the location "accompanied by three guards Assault involved in the execution of Federico, he has walked by a path that went in front of the facade of the farmhouse Pepino to the plains of Corbera and one approximate distance of 25 meters from the road, there was the area of the wells". The general have declared to the team of historians and archaeologists that "the area of the wells he visited in 1977 had to be placed about 40 meters away to the east from the place initially targeted".
The multinational research team is so sure that the remains of the author of Poet in New York are located that they went to Baides (Guadalajara) to request a DNA test to Dióscoro Galindo's granddaughter, because his ancestor was executed and buried with Lorca. The test and the request of exhumation of a relative are essential so that the Government of Andalucia authorizes again digging in the area.
The decisive decision of the Galindo family (school teacher)
bez.es has confirmed that the DNA test and the exhumation form of the remains will be held next Friday so that it can be delivered immediately by the investigators to the Directorate General of Democratic Memory of the Andalusian Administration along with the "final report of the investigations carried out in the town of Alfacar (Granada) in the search for graves of the Spanish Civil War during the period from November of 2014 to March of 2015”
If it is confirmed that the identified wells contain the remains of those executed on August 17th of 1936, it will be thanks to the Galindo family, because the family of Federico Garcia Lorca have refused to search for the remains of the poet in this and previous occasions. Another of the descendants of those executed with the poet is Francisco Galadí, to whom it will be requested a DNA test and his support to open the graves.
The new research was started with the support of the Government of Andalusia, with a budget of 16,500 Euros, under the direction of archaeologist Javier Navarro Chueca. However, researchers have incurred on higher expenses as the funds ran out in December 2014.
For the excavations planned for the last phase of the process to obtain the remains of Lorca, Arcollas, Galadí and Galindo, the team has financial contributions from various universities and other Spanish and foreign institutions and private patrons.