By Chris Covert
Nine more dead have been uncovered in a mass grave in an eastern Nuevo
Leon village raising the death toll in the area to 13, according to
Mexican news accounts.
Tuesday March 6th, a Mexican Army unit with the 8th Military Zone was
dispatched to a farmhouse in the village of Santa Ana in Juarez
municipality, where a mass grave was found containing four bodies.
Several unidentified individuals in the area were also detained by
soldiers in the same incident.
A third grave was later found in the area with bodies or parts of bodies
totalling seven. An additional two bodies were found in further
exhumations in the area.
Last July, the remains of 18 unidentified individuals were found in
Juarez municipality by Mexican Army units. Graves were found in Hilda
and La Escondida colonies of the village of Palos Altos.
Correction: The last report on
the mass grave find in Santa Ana village in Juarez municipality said
Juarez municipality was located 45 kilomters to the northwest of
Monterrey. Juarez is in fact seven kilometers to the east. The error
has since been corrected.
Chris Covert write Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com