By Chris Covert
A news report posted on the website of El Siglo de Durango news daily Sunday morning says that a total of 12 unidentified individuals have been found dismembered in Durango state in the last ten days.
According to the report, the latest find was made in the La Laguna region in Mexico where police were tipped off by an anonymous phone call to the remains of a man stuffed into five trash bags. The find was made on the road between Gomez Palacio and Tlahualilo. The report said the victim was a man in his 30s.
According to a report in Contexto de Durango news daily, tto more dead found found in roughly the same area between Ejidos Eureka and 18 de Marzo. Both victims were male, one in his 30s, while the other was in his 40s. The two victims were butchered and stuffed into nine bags.
The report also says that nine of the victims were found in the La Laguna region, while a tenth, a female, was found in Durango city.
Thursday two victims were found in Santiago Papasquiaro municipality, who were decapitated. The victims were found on a remote road near the village of Pascuales. Both victims were male.
To date the Durango Fiscalia General del Estado (FGE), or attorney general has yet to address the finds. The report also fails to make clear if any of the discoveries include the four dead found last Thursday, or the remains found in Cristobal Colon colony in Durango city. Those remains are presumably part of the 331 who were killed in Durango state between 2007 and 2011, but that has not yet been established by the Durango FGE.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com