The Americas

5 Decapitated Bodies Found in Acapulco

ACAPULCO -- Mexican authorities say two decapitated and scalped bodies were left outside a Sam's Club store in Acapulco and three headless corpses were found on the main tourist strip in the resort city.

Guerrero state police say in a statement that the bodies discovered outside the Sam's Club were cut into more than 20 pieces. The skin on their faces and scalps had been removed and left in a woman's purse at the scene.

The state police said the three other decapitated bodies were found Saturday in a car parked on the boulevard Miguel Aleman near a gas station 200 meters from the Sam's Club. One of the victims was a woman. The heads have not been located.

Nearly two dozen Acapulco gas stations closed temporarily Friday in protest of escalating violence.