Bodies Identified in Mexico Mass Slaying

By: Ap Email
By: Ap Email

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say they have identified
14 of the 26 slaying victims whose bodies were left on an
expressway in what may be a growing war between the powerful Zetas and Sinaloa drug cartels.

Tomas Coronado is a prosecutor for the western state of Jalisco,
where Guadalajara is located. He tells MVS Radio that authorities
are still trying to confirm an apparent Zetas claim of
responsibility.

Coronado says investigators have found evidence that the Zetas
are working with a local gang known as the Resistance, comprising
former members of several other cartels.

The bodies were stuffed in two vans and a pickup truck abandoned
on an expressway near the Milennium Arches, one of the most
recognizable landmarks in Guadalajara, which hosted last month's
Pan American Games.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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