Human Remains Dug Up in Northern Mexico Pit
DURANGO, Mexico – Mexican authorities say soldiers have dug up the remains of seven people from a pit in the northern state of Durango.
Durango state prosecutors said Sunday troops found the remains in the town of San Juan del Rio, about 60 miles north of the state capital, the city of Durango. They gave no other details.
More than 400 bodies have been found in a series of clandestine graves in Tamaulipas and Durango states since April. They are believed to be a result of turf battles between drug cartels.