A total of 11 individuals, including four municipal police agents have been killed in 24 hours in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, including seven found dead in one incident Monday morning, according to Mexican news accounts.
A news account which appeared on the website of El Universal news daily said the seven victims were found aboard a Jeep SUV which had been incinerated near the village of Ojo de Agua in the Aguaverde section of Rosario municipality, in far southern Sinaloa state.
Four of the victims were local police agents identified as José Guadalupe Toledo Barron, David Vazquez Canizales, Antonio Cárdenas Aguiar and Luis Alberto Crespo Peralta. Two of three other victims were civilians identified as Gustavo Salcido Corrales and José Alfredo Lopez Cazarez.
Police found 90 spent cartridge casings at the scene from .45 caliber, 9mm, AR-15 and AK-47 rifles. The victims were reportedly kidnapped Sunday night.
Rosario municipality is about 20 kilometers south of Mexico Federal Highway 40, Mexico's northernmost contiguous east-west highway running coast to coast, from the Sinaloa port city of Mazatlan to northern Tamaulipas state.
According to the news account four other unidentified individuals were murdered in Sinaloa state, two in San Ignacio municipality, which is north of Rosario and two in the community of El Tecomate.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com