There were five separate murders over the weekend in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, with ritualistic undertones not seen before that has left police officials outraged.
On Thursday three bodies were found hung on man-made crosses posted along the Chihuahua Highway, then on Saturday Mexican police reported finding a deceased male with his genitals and heart removed and his head and torso separated. This ritualistic murder was followed by another man’s body found with severed hands placed on top of his body with a written warning. The weekend finished with a dismembered male body found in the city. All victims remain unidentified.
Authorities are outraged at the violent desecration and ritualistic undertones to the murders. The city has become accustom to beheaded bodies and public displays of victims but has not seen cross hangings of victims or internal organs removed.
Over the weekend authorities did report the arrest of a suspected Juarez car bomber, Jose Ivan Contreras. The car bombing occurred in July resulting in three people’s death.