Photo: Crime scene in Sinaloa
Five young men kidnapped last weekend in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa were found slain in the northern state of Durango, authorities said Friday.
The bodies, which bore signs of torture, were discovered Thursday in Banquetas, Durango, according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office in the neighboring state of Chihuahua.
The victims were identified as the men abducted last Saturday in Badiraguato, Sinaloa, the statement said.
Durango authorities will in charge of the investigation, the Chihuahua AG’s office said.
Sinaloa was among Mexico’s five most-dangerous states in 2013, with 41 homicides for every 100,000 residents.
The state that gave birth to the first generation of Mexican drug lords is suffering through a period of heightened violence as rival groups jockey for supremacy following the arrest in February of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman.