Mex­i­can po­lice find six kid­nap vic­tims dead on road­side

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

MEXICO CITY — Mex­i­can po­lice have found the bod­ies of six men reportedly kid­napped by an armed gang in the south­ern state of Guer­rero.

The state pros­e­cu­tor says that two women who were kid­napped along with the six men have been re­leased alive.

But pros­e­cu­tor Xavier Olea said Wed­nes­day the women “are in a state of shock, they are very afraid” and have not yet spo­ken to in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

Olea said the kid­nap­pings were re­ported Mon­day. The bod­ies were ap­par­ently found Tues­day in a ru­ral moun­tain com­mu­nity north of the re­sort of Aca­pulco.

The area has been the scene of turf bat­tles in­volv­ing drug gangs and vig­i­lante “com­mu­nity po­lice” forces.

Olea said in­ves­ti­ga­tors had not been able to re­move the bod­ies for au­top­sies or test­ing be­cause vig­i­lantes would not al­low it.

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