11 bodies found in Mexico after gang fight

The burned and decapitated bodies were found on an unpaved road 200 miles south of Mexico City

11 bodies found in Mexico after gang fight

World Bulletin/News Desk

Eleven burned and decapitated bodies were found on an unpaved road in the municipality of Chilapa de Alvarez, authorities said Thursday.

According to Guerrero state government, a fight broke out between two rival armed groups around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

"The fight took place in the community of El Paraiso, where the army and local police officers arrested an armed hostile individual. Police also found a high-capacity weapon, several cartridges and two grenade launchers,” Chilapa’s government wrote on social media Wednesday after not finding any bodies.

But Chilapa police discovered the bodies at approximately 7:30 a.m. Thursday on the road that links Chilapa to Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, authorities said. Chilapa de Alvarez is about 200 miles south of Mexico City.

The government of Chilapa also said a note was found with the corpses but declined to give further deatails.

“We will continue to secure the area today with the help of the army and local police corps. We also ask that the citizens help us reporting any security incident," Chilapa's government wrote on its Facebook page.

Mexico is dealing with a rash of high-profile violent crimes in recent months, including the disappearances of 43 students from a teaching college in late September; the kidnaping of 31 high schoolers in July that came to light on Tuesday and the suspected murder of 22 suspected gang members by Mexican soldiers.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Kasım 2014, 22:56