Sunday, May 13, 2012

49 Decapitated Bodies Found In Plastic Bags Along A Highway To Reynosa In Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Mexican authorities investigate the early Sunday discovery of 49 decapitated bodies including six women.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 13, 2012

San Juan, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - On early Sunday, Mexican federal and state authorities were called to a highway in the direction of Reynosa near the town of San Juan in the municipality of Cadereyte where 49 decapitated bodies, mostly men were found along the side of the highway. The bodies of the victims were missing their heads, limbs, hands and feet, which included the bodies of six women were found around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Some of the victims are believed to be immigrants from South and Central America, according to their physical features, authorities reported.
Authorities suspect the mass killings were carried out by the Zetas, who are feuding with the Gulf Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel for control of the multi-billion drug smuggling bodertown routes. On May 4, 23 bodies, including nine victims hanging from a bridge were found in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. On May 9, 18 bodies were also discovered in Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, Jalisco.
Military police, state police, federal police and ministry agents blocked the highway stretch to Reynosa at the 47 kilometer marker of the highway near the town of San Juan for up to six hours.

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