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May 14th, 2012
04:27 PM ET

49 decapitated bodies found in Mexico

Mexican authorities found at least 49 decapitated and dismembered bodies along a highway in a northern border state Sunday morning, officials said.

The remains were left along the road in Nuevo Leon state, between the cities of Monterrey and Reynosa.

A message written on a wall nearby appeared to refer to the Zetas drug cartel.

"This continues to be violence between criminal groups. This is not an attack against the civilian population," said Jorge Domene, Nuevo Leon's state security spokesman.

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  1. Lisa s N.J

    Erin, I live down in Mexico part of the year and really love the people. If we could get a handle on the insane amout of drugs we consume as a nation it would greatly improve the lives of the people of Mexico.

    May 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Reply
  2. Kitty Woollen -

    Wish more time was given to this issue of super importance. Poli wrote "the Shadow Catcher.? Is this about the drug cartels? Excellent reporting, Erin.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Reply

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