updated 12/11/2008 8:55:03 PM ET 2008-12-12T01:55:03

Prosecutors have identified remains found in a clandestine grave as those of the kidnapped daughter of Mexico's former national sports commissioner.

The case of 19-year-old Sylvia Vargas provoked outrage in Mexico, which has suffered a wave of abductions for ransom. Her father, Nelson Vargas, served as Mexico's top sports official until 2006.

Vargas disappeared on Sept. 10, 2007, and it wasn't until last week that information on her began to emerge. An informant told investigators Vargas had been killed at a home on the southern outskirts of Mexico City.

Police raided the home and found remains buried in a patio. The Attorney General's Office said Thursday that tests showed the remains were those of the missing woman.

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