MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities are blocking off an area where they’ve discovered a multiple number of human corpses.
The bodies were found late Sunday outside a town 100 miles south of Mexico City. Right now over 100 soldiers, marines and Mexican police are blocking the area off and are keeping journalists away from the site.
Investigators found the remains of at least 28 charred bodies dumped in a pile, Guerrero State Attorney General Iñaky Blanco Cabrera told reporters Sunday.
Blanco said he could not say whether any of the dead could be some of the 43 college students reported missing after the violent confrontation in Iguala, located about 120 miles south of Mexico City.
The bodies were covered in gasoline and burned before they were buried, he said, and it could take between two weeks and two months to identify them.
On September 26th several gunmen opened fire at buses carrying students and soccer players in southern Mexico.
The authorities said that three students were among six people killed in the violence, and 43 students remain missing.
Witnesses have accused police of orchestrating and participating in the shooting.
“The goal of the police was to kill any person that was inside the perimeter they had,” one student from the school told CNN.
Blanco said his investigators had found that “elements of the municipal police are part of organized crime.” He also said his office was searching for Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and had alerted officials across Mexico to be on the lookout for him.
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