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Body found hanging from bridge in Mexico City

A unidentified man hangs from his waist under an overpass in the southern part of Mexico City, early Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. The man was found wrapped in white bandages and a cap, or hoodie, was covering his head. This is the first time a body appears on a bridge or overpass in Mexico City, a practice common among criminal gangs fighting for control of turf in other regions of Mexico. Mexico City authorities have repeatedly stated that the capital is safe from the wave of violence that continues to affect many parts of the country. (AP Photo/Jair Cabrera)

A unidentified man hangs from his waist under an overpass in the southern part of Mexico City, early Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. The man was found wrapped in white bandages and a cap, or hoodie, was covering his head. This is the first time a body appears on a bridge or overpass in Mexico City, a practice common among criminal gangs fighting for control of turf in other regions of Mexico. Mexico City authorities have repeatedly stated that the capital is safe from the wave of violence that continues to affect many parts of the country. (AP Photo/Jair Cabrera)  (The Associated Press)

The body of a man wrapped from ankles to neck in white bandages has been found hanging from a bridge in Mexico City.

A spokesman for the city prosecutor's office says authorities have not yet identified the victim. The spokesman requested anonymity because an official statement has not been released,

The body was found hanging from the Concordia bridge in the Acatitla neighborhood around 5 a.m. Monday. A black cloth appeared to cover his head like a hood, but his face was exposed and the rope appeared to be tied around his waist.

Hanging bodies from bridges and highway overpasses has been a feature of territorial disputes between cartels in other parts of Mexico, but has not been seen in Mexico City.