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Official: Rapist seeking revenge suspected in Mexico deaths

  • Forensic and cemetery workers unload the bodies of 11 slain family members from a police pick-up truck at a cemetery in the city of Tehuacan, Mexico, Friday, June 10, 2016. Five women, four men and two girls from the same family were found shot to death on Thursday in the town of San Jose el Mirador in Puebla's state municipality of Coxcatlan, in central Mexico. The prime suspect in the brutal slaying is a man who allegedly sought revenge after one of the victims reported that he raped her and he was jailed, a Mexican law enforcement official said Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Spencer)

    Forensic and cemetery workers unload the bodies of 11 slain family members from a police pick-up truck at a cemetery in the city of Tehuacan, Mexico, Friday, June 10, 2016. Five women, four men and two girls from the same family were found shot to death on Thursday in the town of San Jose el Mirador in Puebla's state municipality of Coxcatlan, in central Mexico. The prime suspect in the brutal slaying is a man who allegedly sought revenge after one of the victims reported that he raped her and he was jailed, a Mexican law enforcement official said Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Spencer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police transport some of the bodies of 11 slain family members to the cemetery in the city of Tehuacan, Mexico, Friday, June 10, 2016. Five women, four men and two girls of the same family were found shot to death on Thursday in the town of San Jose el Mirador in Puebla's state municipality of Coxcatlan, in central Mexico. The prime suspect in the brutal slaying is a man who allegedly sought revenge after one of the victims reported that he raped her and he was jailed, a Mexican law enforcement official said Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Spencer)

    Police transport some of the bodies of 11 slain family members to the cemetery in the city of Tehuacan, Mexico, Friday, June 10, 2016. Five women, four men and two girls of the same family were found shot to death on Thursday in the town of San Jose el Mirador in Puebla's state municipality of Coxcatlan, in central Mexico. The prime suspect in the brutal slaying is a man who allegedly sought revenge after one of the victims reported that he raped her and he was jailed, a Mexican law enforcement official said Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Spencer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Map locates San Jose el Mirador in Mexico; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;

    Map locates San Jose el Mirador in Mexico; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;  (The Associated Press)

A Mexican law enforcement official says the prime suspect in the killings of 11 family members is a man who apparently sought revenge after one of the victims reported that he raped her and he was jailed.

The official tells The Associated Press that authorities believe multiple attackers shot the woman and her family, including two girls. The killers also brutally slashed a male victim believed to be the woman's partner, and may have tried to decapitate him.

The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Prosecutors said late Friday that two suspects are being sought in the Thursday night murders in the remote hamlet of San Jose el Mirador, in Puebla state.

Authorities have not identified the victims or the suspects.