Fifty-nine bodies were found in a mass grave discovered in the center of Mexico, the authorities announced Wednesday (October 28th). The macabre discovery was made in the town of Salvatierra in the state of Guanajuato, the scene of a war between cartels drug rivals.
At least ten of the bodies were female and most of the bodies were those of young people, including adolescents, according to statements by Karla Quintana, head of the Mexican National Research Commission.
The largest underground tomb find in Guanajuato
The mobilization of relatives of missing persons led to the largest discovery of clandestine graves in Guanajuato, she said at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
Guanajuato state recorded 2,250 homicides between January and August this year, according to official figures, an increase of more than 25% compared to the same period the previous year.
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