On June 8, between 20:50 and 23:00 hours, a total of 21 bodies were found dumped throughout the streets of Morelia, Michoacan. As a result of the discoveries, an intense mobilization by the Mexican Army and Federal Police was triggered throughout the state.
All of the victims showed signs of torture prior to being executed. Several of the victims were bound hand to foot, and in at least two of the locations, narcomessages were found on cards.
"Because society has asked for this, here are the house thieves, attackers and rapists, and more are still missing."
Since the end of December 2010, the state of Michoacan has been caught in the middle of a turf war between La Familia Michoacan and splinter group Los Caballeros Templarios.