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WorldIn Mexico, 35 bodies found in mass graves

00:40  13 may  2019
00:40  13 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Guadalajara ( Mexico ) (AFP) - Local authorities have discovered the remains of 35 people in mass graves in violent Jalisco state, on Mexico 's central Pacific coast, officials said Saturday. Prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solis said most of the bodies were located at a ranch in the town of Zapopan.

Officials found the graves in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Jalisco’s Attorney General Office confirmed the discovery of 35 bodies this week in three separate mass graves in the Guadalajara Metropolitan area, El Sol de Mexico reported.

In Mexico, 35 bodies found in mass graves © Ulises Ruiz Police guard the site where forensic investigators have exhumed bodies from a mass grave in a farm in Zapopan, in Mexico's Jalisco state

Local authorities have discovered the remains of 35 people in mass graves in violent Jalisco state, on Mexico's central Pacific coast, officials said Saturday.

Prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solis said most of the bodies were located at a ranch in the town of Zapopan.

Among the dead, "27 of the bodies had been tied up when killed. And we have two people identified at this time," Solis told a news conference.

The number of dead could still rise as the forensics team wraps up processing of the site, he warned.

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Mexican authorities have discovered 32 bodies and nine heads hidden in mass graves in a southern region plagued by violence from drug cartels. The remains were found in 17 different pits near the village of Pochahuixco between Tuesday and Thursday. State security spokesman Roberto Alvarez

Several mass graves containing the bodies of at least 340 victims, who are believed to have been killed in the deadliest massacre known to date, have been found around the city of Mass killings and forced disappearances fueled by continuous gang violence and cartel wars are frequent in Mexico .

"We are digging more than three metres deep. We are also using heavy machinery, with engineers to do structural calculations as we don't want to weaken some of the perimeter walls," he added.

Solis said the skulls of seven other people and other human remains were discovered on the premises of a house located in Guadalajara, Mexico's second most populous city.

Families with missing kin have rushed to authorities in Jalisco asking for details on the exhumations.

More than 40,000 people have gone missing and are presumed dead since Mexico's war on drugs was militarised with federal troops in late 2006.

More than 250,000 people have been killed in violent crime in Mexico since then, according to government data. The data does not say how many cases were linked to organized crime.

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Authorities have exhumed 32 bodies and nine heads from several clandestine graves in a southern Mexican state plagued by kidnappings, murders and drug cartel turf wars, officials said Thursday. "The discoveries are terrible," Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez said, adding that the

Mexican forensics experts have found at least 29 bodies stuffed in 119 plastic bags that were dumped in the bottom of a well outside the western city of Guadalajara, officials said Tuesday. Experts have been working to establish how many victims are in the mass grave since it was discovered earlier this

Last year in Jalisco state alone there were 2,418 homicides.

From January to March this year there were 720 murders in the state, official data show.

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