Around 9:00 AM of Friday, December 5, the bodies of five men between the ages of 25 and 40 were found besides the Zihuatanejo-Lázaro Cárdenas highway in Guerrero, at a point known as Laguna del Infarto, which connects to the city of La Unión, located 12 miles away.
All the bodies showed signs of torture, with their hands tied behind their backs, and it appears that each was killed by a gunshot to the head. Two messages were left along with the bodies:
"This happened to us for being kidnappers and being of Los Templarios and messing with the people of Guerrero. They were unable to mount a rescue. Pick up your trash, keep sending your people, this is how Barbas, Richar, Chapulín, wound up, we're coming for you scumbags. Sincerely Guardia Guerrerense"
"Guardia Guerrerense, we fight for our towns to free them of kidnappers and scumbags, get out Caballeros Templarios"
Guardia Guerrerense has previously been identified with a former member of Los Caballeros Templarios, Alberto Bravo Barragan, alias "El Gavilán", who has entered in an alliance with other groups in western Guerrero in association with the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación.