All that's left are piles of wooden grave markers, a single surgical glove, an empty package of Monte Carlo cigarettes, several gray blankets, a red sweater, a green jacket, a white towel, purple flowered pajama pants and the faint smell of death.
Corpses that U.N. investigators say were evidence of one of the most cold-blooded massacres in Kosovo were taken out of their graves and transported away in two white refrigerator trucks. Local residents said Yugoslav police and soldiers dug up the graves in the rudimentary cemetery on June 2 and 3 to hide the crime.
According to refugees who spoke to investigators in Albania and a man here who said he witnessed the killings, police and soldiers lined up 148 men, most of them elderly, on two hillsides and shot them with machine guns.
The alleged massacre took place at about 9 a.m. on March 28 and is one of seven major incidents singled out in a war crimes indictment against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and four other Serbian leaders.
The incident created an international stir when, on April 17, NATO produced a satellite photograph of three rows of what appeared to be newly dug graves. Later, a videotape showing the burial was smuggled into Albania by a Kosovo Liberation Army officer. The graves were dug up five days after the Hague war crimes tribunal handed down its indictment.
CAPTION: A NATO aerial photo shows what were described as new graves near Izbica. Residents say Serbs removed evidence before leaving.
CAPTION: State Department said this video -- made before graves reportedly were dug up -- is evidence of massacre of 148 ethnic Albanians.