The Engineer | 2013
Israel Ticas is El Salvador's only criminologist. His job is to find and unearth the hundreds of missing people who have been murdered and dumped in the hills and countryside of one of the world's most dangerous countries. His forensic skills and background in systems engineering have earned him the nickname, The Engineer. Most of the bodies Ticas finds are under 18 - victims of the brutal gang war, which has engulfed the country. But the two biggest gangs (MS-13 and 18 Street) declared a controversial truce in 2012. The murder rate fell dramatically as a result, from 14 to 5 each day. The politicians have hailed this as a victory, yet as we discover, this is not the whole picture. More than a year on from the peace deal, the murder rate and number of people reported missing are on the rise once more.