May 13, 2012

Mexican officials report 49 bodies dumped on highway to US border

Washington Post: Forty-nine decapitated and mutilated bodies were found Sunday dumped on a highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the U.S. border, officials said.

The bodies of 43 men and six women were found in the town of San Juan on the non-toll highway to the border city of Reynosa at about 4 a.m. (5 a.m. EDT; 0900 GMT), forcing police and troops to close off the highway. Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said a banner left at the site left a threatening message in the name of the Zetas drug cartel.

The identities of the victims were not immediately clear. Domene said the fact they were found with their heads, hands and feet cut off will make identification difficult. read more

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