News ID: 262970
Published: 0111 GMT December 15, 2019

At least 50 bodies unearthed from Mexican mass grave

At least 50 bodies unearthed from Mexican mass grave
ULISES RUIZ/AFP

Authorities are pictured at work in the El Mirador neighborhood of Tlajomulco de Zuniga in Jalisco, Mexico, where the remains of at least 50 people were found in a mass grave.

The bodies of at least 50 people were unearthed from a mass grave at a farm outside Mexico's western city of Guadalajara, local authorities said.

The grim site was discovered just over three weeks ago in Jalisco — a state hard-hit by violence linked to organized crime, AFP reported.

The local prosecutor's office said Saturday 13 of the dead — 12 men and a woman — have been identified and the remains given to their families.

The process of identifying more of the victims and how they died will continue, it added.

A mass grave with 34 bodies was discovered in a suburb of Guadalajara on September 3, while another was found nearby in May with the remains of 30 people.

Nearly 2,500 murders were reported between January and November in Jalisco — where the powerful Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel is based — state authorities have said.

 

 

 

   
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