Yank Among 4 Found 'Executed' in Baja

Killing may be linked to wave of drug crime
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2008 4:40 AM CDT
Yank Among 4 Found 'Executed' in Baja
Army soldiers question a man during an anti-drug operation in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, May 13, 2008.    (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

The bodies of four people apparently killed execution-style, including at least one American, were found in the popular Mexico tourist state of Baja California, reports CNN. The decomposing remains were found just 20 miles south of the US border. Two of the victims were in a car with California plates. Police believe the killings may be linked to a series of recent drug-related crimes that claimed 40 lives over the weekend. (More Mexico stories.)

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