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11 People Found Dead due to Violence in Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico – Mexican security forces found on Tuesday 11 people dead from violence in the tourist city of Acapulco, in southern Mexico, and the bodies of six of them were discovered in clandestine graves near the Diamond Zone.

The clandestine graves were located in Costa Dorada Boulevard, in a real estate development called Joyas del Marques.

The spokesperson for Guerrero state government’s security, Roberto Alvarez Heredia, told EFE that in total four graves were discovered with six bodies, five men and one woman, and said the bodies were found decomposed with the hands tied.

The excavation process was carried out by personnel from the State Attorney General’s Office, the Federal Police and the State Police, and the bodies were transferred to the Forensic Medical Service.

In another incident, three dismembered bodies were found in a car in the town of La Sabana, a suburb of Acapulco, during the early hours of Tuesday.

According to Guerrero’s Ministry for Public Safety, the vehicle – a black Jetta – was parked abandoned on the Francisco I. Madero street, at the entrance of the town.

A bucket with three human heads was found in the back seats of the car, and the rest of the bodies were in black bags.

In another incident during the day, a man was found shot to death on the Regidor Almazan street, in the Alta Lomas de la Esperanza neighborhood.

Another man was found dead in a garbage landfill on one side of the Paso Texca Libramiento highway, at the entrance to the El Pelillo community. According to the report of the Prosecutor’s Office of Guerrero, the victim had been beaten.

 

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