Photo by ELIZABETH A. MUNDSCHENK
Ifeta Bektic, left, cries as she and her brother-in-law, Fikret Jarovic, center, and cousin, Alija Kovacevic, view what they believe to be the remains of her brother, Edin, in a makeshift morgue outside of Gorazde, in eastern Bosnia. It will take DNA analysis to confirm the identification. Remains of war victims are still being unearthed eight years after Bosnia’s civil war. More than 200,000 people were killed and many remain missing.

Ifeta's Quest
Bosnian refugee searches for answers, strives for justice

Heading east from Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital city, paved roads turn to gravel, then gravel turns to dirt. Soon, the road is nothing more than a rutted path, in-laid with sharp rock. The path curves and bends between trees, then shoots out onto a plateau with an open view of the valley. Cold wind whips through the treetops, hinting that snow will come soon.

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PROLOGUE: WINTER IS COMING
CHAPTER ONE: READY TO RETURN
CHAPTER TWO: BLOOD TIES
CHAPTER THREE: A VILLAGE'S SECRETS
EPILOGUE: WAITING... WONDERING


Extras

Iki's Journey
An audio-pictorial slideshow featuring the photography of Elizabeth A. Mundschenk with commentary by O-D reporter Krista Karch. VIEW SLIDESHOW >>

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Trauma expert Q&A
Dr. Rand Michael answers questions about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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