Mexican authorities are reporting the discovery of a mass grave in the U.S.-Mexico border state of Chihuahua. The northern border city is at the center of some of Mexico’s bloodiest turf battles between narco cartels.
The mass grave that contained 11 male bodies is believed to be some two-years-old. It was located 25 miles from Ciudad Juarez in the municipality of Ejido Jesus Carranza. In addition to the bodies investigators found men’s clothing and shoes buried in another pit.
Authorities were led to this site from information obtained by authorities that interviewed Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez “El Diego”. Hernandez is the former head of “La Linea” cartel that was arrested in Mexico in July, 2011. It is believed “El Diego” order some 1,500 killings, numerous car bombings and a massacre at a teenagers birthday party.
In addition Mexican authorities found 8 tortured bodies also in Chihuahua near the municipality of Rosales. The victims had been shot, beaten, burned and had their eyes gouged out. These victims were believed to have been kidnapped on Friday with their bodies being discovered Saturday.