13 bodies found in Mexico
A total of 13 bodies have now been found in or around Lake Chapala in western Mexico, an official has said. The head prosecutor of Jalisco state, Eduardo Almaguer, told the Milenio TV network that the dead were apparently members of a gang and came from nearby communities. He said they were killed by their former criminal allies in the neighbouring state of Michoacan on or around September 21. The bodies of the 12 men and one woman were then apparently tossed into a river that feeds into the lake. They were found at the opposite end of the lake from the town of Chapala, popular among tourists and American retirees. Also, a soldier died in a shootout with criminals in the central state of Guanajuato, one day after five soldiers were killed in an ambush in the northern state of Sinaloa. The Guanajuato state prosecutor’s office said police and soldiers were chasing a three-vehicle convoy of armed men in the township of Comonfort, Guanajuato, when the gunfight broke out and the soldiers were shot dead.