GUADALAJARA, Mexico: The bodies of at least 50 people have been unearthed from a mass grave at a farm outside Mexico’s western city of Guadalajara, local authorities said. The grim site was discovered just over three weeks ago in Jalisco – a state hard-hit by violence linked to organized crime. The local prosecutor’s office said Saturday 13 of the dead – 12 men and a woman – have been identified and the remains given to their families. The process of identifying more of the victims and how they died will continue, it added.
A mass grave with 34 bodies was discovered in a suburb of Guadalajara on Sept 3, while another was found nearby in May with the remains of 30 people. Nearly 2,500 murders were reported between January and November in Jalisco – where the powerful Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel is based – state authorities have said. – AFP