Tuesday, April 16, 2013

9 found dead in Nuevo Leon

A total of nine unidentified individuals were found dead in a grave in northern Monterrey in Nuevo Leon state, according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news account which appeared on the website of El Universal news daily, the victims were found in a grave on the banks on the Rio Silla between Nuevo Leon and Reforma colonies near the  intersection of calles Villa de Santiago and Agualeguas in Guadalupe municipality, a suburb of Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon state.

Initial reports by the Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE), or attorney general were that two bodies were found.  Later it was reported that a total of nine were found.

The report of the medical examiner said that the victims died two days before and had been shot to death.

A separate news account which appeared more than two weeks ago on the website of El Porvenir news daily  said that one unidentified man was found on the banks of the Rio Silla near the intersection of  Avenida Paseo de las Américas and Calle Escritores Mexicanos in Contry La Silla colony.

The find was made at around 1115 hrs and the victim was not found in a grave.  Reports were the victim may have died of natural causes.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com

1 comment:

  1. Anything on a fight outside of Acuna, up the river on Lake Amistad, last week? Bass fisherman were cleared out, and escorted back to US side by Mexican miltary helicopters prior to the several hour battle. Bass fishermen with combat experience in Iraq said it wasnt target practice going on across the lake and over the mountain. Co-worker with family in Acuna also said many shoot-outs in Acuna last weekend.

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