Narcofosas en Coahuila; hay 38 cadaveres
Piedras Negras, Coah .- Units of the Mexican Army, following a tip by an anonymous caller, discovered a “narcofosa” (clandestine cemetery) in the municipality of Guerrrero, Coahuila, which may contain the partially cremated remains of up to 38 victims of the abductions that swept the nearby cities of Piedras Negras and Allende earlier this year.
The municipality of Guerrero is 50 kilometers southeast of Piedras Negras and lies across the Rio Grande from Maverick County in South Texas.
The clandestine cemetary contains 38 holes a meter deep at two sites located on a property off a rough dirt track 6 kilometers from the river road that links Piedras Negras and Nuevo Laredo.
Fragments of charred human bones, metal buttons and belt buckles and spent bullets have been found in the holes that have been excavated as of Friday morning.
Three pierced metal drums of the type used by organized crime gangs to cremate human bodies were found at the scene. According to investigators traces of diesel fuel were found on the drums and the ground where they lay. The site where the 38 gravesites were located was also covered with a large quantity of hay to simulate a cattle pasture ground.
Forensic experts from the Coahuila Attorney General’s office are conducting investigations at the secene guarded by an Army unit.