Nine murdered in northern Mexico

09:31, June 22, 2010      

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At least nine people were found dead Monday in two locations in northern Mexico, officials said.

In San Nicolas town of Santiago Papasquiaro municipality, authorities found at least six burnt male corpses in clandestine graves, according to the General Justice Prosecutor's Office of the Durango State.

A spokesman for Santiago Papasquiaro Police told Xinhua that the Public Ministry has sent an officer to the scene where the corpses were found. DNA tests are needed to identify the corpses as they were 100 percent burnt.

In the second incident, authorities in Gomez Palacio municipality the corpses of three young men, who apparently were killed by the organized crime.

Among them was the son of Durango State's assistant prosecutor and two other men between 18 and 21 years old. Apparently, they had been kidnapped on Friday.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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