Mexican officials exhume 12 bodies in two clandestine pits

April 8, 2014

ACAPULCO, Mexico – Authorities have dug up 12 bodies in two clandestine graves in Mexico’s southwestern Guerrero state, a region plagued by drug violence, authorities said Monday.

State prosecutor Inaki Blanco told AFP that forensic investigators exhumed the remains on Sunday in two villages near Taxco, a colonial city known for its silver.

Authorities are still digging to check whether any other bodies were buried in the area.

The identities of those found are unknown, and authorities are investigating how long ago they were buried. The graves were found by soldiers late Saturday.

Authorities have regularly found bodies in mass graves across Mexico in recent years, often linked to drug cartel wars or violence against migrants on their way to the United States.

In June 2010, 55 bodies were found in a mass grave next to a mine in Taxco.

More recently, 63 bodies were exhumed from pits in the western state of Jalisco late last year.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry confirms three imported cases of the measles
Health matters
1017 views
Health matters
1017 views

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry confirms three imported cases of the measles

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 21, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry confirmed Thursday afternoon three imported cases of the measles, the country's first since 2014. The affected…

New tournament in Quepos to crown Best Fisherwoman Worldwide
Sponsored content
400 views
Sponsored content
400 views

New tournament in Quepos to crown Best Fisherwoman Worldwide

The Tico Times - February 21, 2019

For the first time in Costa Rica, women who love sport fishing will go to sea in a world-class event…

Guaidó-appointed ambassador takes possession of Venezuelan embassy in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
822 views
Costa Rica
822 views

Guaidó-appointed ambassador takes possession of Venezuelan embassy in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - February 21, 2019

Maria Faría, appointed ambassador by the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, took possession of her country's diplomatic headquarters…