The grim discovery came after families of missing persons raised the alarm, said Karla Quintana, wpmen head of Mexico's National Search Commission. It took a total of 52 excavations until the bodies were discovered, search commissioner Hector Diaz said.
More than 80 people were involved in locating the graves after authorities were informed of their possible location, although it is not clear who provided the information. However, the national murder rate reached an all-time high in The bodies, possibly of teenagers, were discovered in Guanajuato state.
At least 10 of the victims were women, she said. It came after a similar attack on a rehab facility in the same city less than a month before.
More than 2, murders were recorded in Guanajuato state in the first eight months of the year. Guanajuato is notorious for gang-related violence. In July, gunmen stormed a drug rehabilitation centre in Irapuato, Guanajuato, killing 24 people.
Related Topics. The discovery was made in the Salvatierra municipality, an area that has become one of the most violent places in Mexico, as drug cartels fight for control of trafficking routes.