Crime and Violence

Six decapitated bodies found in Michoacán

According to the Attorney General’s Office of Michoacán the decapitated bodies of six individuals were located early in the morning on Friday in the interior of an abandoned van in the center of the Tierra Caliente de Michoacán, Apatzingán. In the last two weeks there have been twelve similar cases in that municipality, reports El Universal.

The bodies were found inside of a Chevrolet Silverado, with Guerrero license plates, abandoned near the monument La Cultura, on 1817 Constitución Avenue going towards the Tepalcatepec exit.

According to official sources, the bodies showed visible signs of torture, shots to the head, and decapitations. However, no identification was found on the bodies and their identities still remain unknown. Whoever killed them marked their backs with several “narco” messages, advising other possible murders in black and blue ink.

According to El Economista these murders amount to a total of 14 decapitated bodies located in Michoacán thus far in the year 2010.  On the 29 of last month another six decapitated bodies were found in Apatzingán.


El Universal. “Hallan en Apatzingán cuerpos de 6 decapitados”. El Universal. 05 Febrero, 2010.

AP. “Hallan 6 decapitados en Michoacán”. El Economista. 05 Febrero, 2010.

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