Additional bodies were unearthed today rising the total corpses discovered to 66. Bodies were found in the municipalities of Vista Hermosa Michoacán and La Barca
The discovery was made inadvertently, as an investigation was being conducted after the disappearance of two federal agents on November 3rd. The first bodies were found on November 7th and the number of bodies continue to rise.
The federal PGR agency, made it clear that none of the 58 corpses were that of the missing agents René Rojas Marquez and Gabriel Santiago Quijados suspected of being kidnapped by municipal police Michoacán.So far, the bodies found have not been identified and it is not known whether they belonged to any organized crime group. However, in the area between La Barca and the Michoacán towns of Briseñas and Vista Hermosa, there is a fierce conflict between CJNG and Templarios for over 18 months and it is suggested that at least some of the dead belonged to one of the cartels.