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Friday May 31, 2013

Honduran Authorities Discover Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

Honduran Authorities Discover Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

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Three young kidnap victims were found murdered Thursday in northern Honduras, authorities said.

The bodies of Elias Canales and Osmar Murcia, both 17, and Jairo Rivera, 18, were dumped on a highway in San Pedro Sula, a police spokesman told journalists.

Canales’ mother, who declined to give her name, said her son and his two friends were abducted Wednesday night in the Brisas de Occidente neighborhood of San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ largest city.

Neither the families nor authorities received any ransom demand.

With an average of 20 homicides per day, Honduras is one of the world’s most violent countries.