49 Bodies Dumped on Mexican Highway

Latest casualties found near border city of Monterrey
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2012 11:27 AM CDT
49 Bodies Dumped on Mexican Highway
GRAPHIC CONTENT Five of nine corpses are seen hanging from a bridge in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, in this May 4 file photo. At least 49 other bodies were found today near Monterrey.   (Getty Images)

Mexico today made the latest grisly discovery in its drug war: 49 bodies, some of which were mutilated, were dumped along a highway connecting the northern city of Monterrey with the US border, reports the AP. The 43 men and six women were found early this morning in the town of San Juan; officials have the road blocked off and are still investigating. (More Mexico stories.)

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