May 13 Photo Brief: Headless bodies found in Mexico, Sukhoi Superjet air crash, Tunnel of Love
Forty-nine mutilated bodies found along the highway near the northern city of Monterrey in Mexico, a search and rescue mission for casualties from the Sukhoi Superjet air crash, a “Tunnel of Love” in the Ukraine and more in today’s daily brief.
Forty-nine headless corpses found in Mexico
By: Luis Ochoa
CADEREYTA JIMENEZ, Mexico (Reuters) – Suspected drug gang killers dumped the headless bodies of 49 people on a highway near Mexico’s northern city of Monterrey in one of the country’s worst atrocities in recent years.
The mutilated corpses of 43 men and 6 women, whose hands and feet had also been cut off, were found in a pile on a highway in the municipality of Cadereyta Jimenez in the early hours of Sunday, officials from the state of Nuevo Leon said.
“What’s complicating the identification of all the people was that they were all headless,” said Jorge Domene, the Nuevo Leon government’s spokesman for public security, who said the other body parts were missing.
Domene said the brutal Zetas drug gang claimed responsibility for the murders in a message found at the scene.