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Donovan carries out a forensic cleaning of the scene of an unsolved homicide in Cuernavaca, Morelos – one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities on August 7, 2015. The 66-year-old victim was a retired economics lecturer from the local university, and was killed in January of this year. The cleanup took place eight months later. The victim’s family has since moved away to avoid further trouble. They remarked that justice is slow in Mexico and expressed dissatisfaction with the police investigation, but appreciated Donovan’s discretion and professionalism. Donovan Tavera, 43, is the director of “Limpieza Forense México”, the country’s first and so far the only government-accredited forensic cleaning company. Since 2000, Tavera, a self-taught forensic technician, and his family have offered services to clean up homicides, unattended death, suicides, the homes of compulsive hoarders and houses destroyed by fire or flooding. Despite rising violence that has left 70,000 people dead and 23,000 disappeared since 2006, Mexico has only one certified forensic cleaner. As a consequence, the biological hazards associated with crime scenes are going unchecked all around the country. Photo by Bénédicte Desrus