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11 partly burned, decapitated bodies found in southern Mexico

  • Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Mexico's president announced a new anti-crime plan that includes proposals for a nationwide ID, giving Congress the power to dissolve corrupt municipal government and fold their often-corrupt local police forces under the control of the country’s 31 state governments. The plan would focus first on four of Mexico’s most troubled states, Guerrero, Michoacan, Jalisco and Tamaulipas. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Mexico's president announced a new anti-crime plan that includes proposals for a nationwide ID, giving Congress the power to dissolve corrupt municipal government and fold their often-corrupt local police forces under the control of the country’s 31 state governments. The plan would focus first on four of Mexico’s most troubled states, Guerrero, Michoacan, Jalisco and Tamaulipas. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Mexico's president announced a new anti-crime plan that includes proposals for a nationwide ID, giving Congress the power to dissolve corrupt municipal government and fold their often-corrupt local police forces under the control of the country’s 31 state governments. The plan would also streamline the complex divisions between federal, state and local offenses. At present, some local police refuse to act to prevent federal crimes like drug trafficking.  The plan would focus first on four of Mexico’s most troubled states, Guerrero, Michoacan, Jalisco and Tamaulipas. It would also send more federal police and other forces to those states. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Mexico's president announced a new anti-crime plan that includes proposals for a nationwide ID, giving Congress the power to dissolve corrupt municipal government and fold their often-corrupt local police forces under the control of the country’s 31 state governments. The plan would also streamline the complex divisions between federal, state and local offenses. At present, some local police refuse to act to prevent federal crimes like drug trafficking. The plan would focus first on four of Mexico’s most troubled states, Guerrero, Michoacan, Jalisco and Tamaulipas. It would also send more federal police and other forces to those states. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto gestures after addressing the audience during a ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Mexico's president announced a new anti-crime plan that includes proposals for a nationwide ID, giving Congress the power to dissolve corrupt municipal government and fold their often-corrupt local police forces under the control of the country’s 31 state governments. The plan would also streamline the complex divisions between federal, state and local offenses. At present, some local police refuse to act to prevent federal crimes like drug trafficking.  The plan would focus first on four of Mexico’s most troubled states, Guerrero, Michoacan, Jalisco and Tamaulipas. It would also send more federal police and other forces to those states. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto gestures after addressing the audience during a ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Mexico's president announced a new anti-crime plan that includes proposals for a nationwide ID, giving Congress the power to dissolve corrupt municipal government and fold their often-corrupt local police forces under the control of the country’s 31 state governments. The plan would also streamline the complex divisions between federal, state and local offenses. At present, some local police refuse to act to prevent federal crimes like drug trafficking. The plan would focus first on four of Mexico’s most troubled states, Guerrero, Michoacan, Jalisco and Tamaulipas. It would also send more federal police and other forces to those states. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

Mexican authorities say they have found the partly burned bodies of 11 men dumped on the side of a road in the southern state of Guerrero.

Many of the bodies appear to have been decapitated.

A law enforcement official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said Thursday the bodies were found near the city of Chilapa.

The grisly discovery came on the same day President Enrique Pena Nieto is scheduled to announce a national security plan to fight stubborn wave of drug-gang violence.