Eight of the 16 bodies found Monday at the head of Coyuca de Catalán were identified Tuesday afternoon, according to the state Attorney General’s Office (PGJE).
The victims originated from the municipality of Copalillo Arcelia, in Tierra Caliente regions, in contradiction to the statements of the state governor who stated that the victims were from Michoacán.
The victims were identified as Gregorio Martinez, 49, his son Juan Pablo Martinez Martinez 22, and Porfirio Garcia Gomez, 61, mechanic, the three where from the neighboring township of Arcelia. Victims were kidnapped almost two weeks ago. Antonio Palacios was also identified Rosas 20, Margarito 48 Rosas Juárez, Jorge Jiménez Morales, 28, Lazaro Nava Munoz 25 , all from the municipal seat of Copalillo, within the limits of the northern state of Morelos.