Posted on November 22, 2016

Weekend in Guerrero: 20 People Murdered

Mexico News Daily, November 21, 2016

Twenty people died during weekend violence in Guerrero, including 10 in Acapulco, two of whom were Navy personnel.

All the victims were assassinated; many of the bodies had been dismembered.

Worst of the violence was in Tixtla, where eight dismembered bodies were discovered in plastic bags on the side of the Atliaca highway. The victims had been tortured.

Another three bodies found in Teloloapan have been identified as three metal workers who disappeared November 4. They are presumed to have been kidnapped and killed by members of the Familia Michoacana gang.

Their bodies were also dismembered and left in plastic bags.

The weekend violence, most of which has been linked to organized crime, was kicked off with a mass kidnapping Thursday night in Ajuchitlán del Progreso in the state’s Tierra Caliente region.

As many as 30 armed men believed to be members of a gang known as Los Tequileros kidnapped between 12 and 14 people, including two minors, in the community of San Jerónimo.

Police said ransom demands have been made of family members of some of the victims.