May 8th, 2010
05:57 PM ET

Five headless bodies found near Acapulco

Police in Mexico's Guerrero state are investigating the killings of five men found decapitated near the resort town of Acapulco, authorities said Saturday.
The men were between 20 and 30 years old and were found in a car in the region of Costa Grande in the subdivision of Tamarindo, less than 3 miles from Acapulco, Guerrero state police officer Jorge Tellez told CNN.

All five showed signs of torture and their bodies were riddled with bullets, police said.

Three of the men were killed Friday, investigators said. They did not know when the other two died.

All were Mexicans, according to Guerrero state public security and civil protection spokesman Arturo Cuellas.

Three of the victims were identified as Jonathan Gomez Tellez, Jose Pastor Valencia and Osiris Villanueva Vargas. Police are working to determine the identities of the two others.

Guerrero state police said they did not know the motive of the killings.

Guerrero is in southern Mexico and is contentious territory for drug cartels. The state is near a major drug trafficking artery for such drugs as cocaine, which flow through Central America from Peru and Colombia.

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  1. Concerned

    Wow, someone got killed in other country and someone started debate of immigration in USA. Rest of the world thinking, "hey americans now you know how RED INDIANS felt when you invaded their country"

    May 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Orlando

    The USA need to stop condoning the use of drugs. Legalize? You must be kidding. You are talking about wasting entire generations. Pot stinks, smells bad and makes for a lazy society! Give me a break.....I have never used nor been curious about using drugs. I refuse to give up my life to something or anyone that will control it! Only God can do that. Stop trying to ruin our country by legalizing drugs. What is up with you people?
    If you legalize drugs, then you will really open the door to drug cartels who will want to control the drug business. They do now!

    May 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tim

    Raul of #230, who's talking about the "Spanish"? The Spanish are White Europeans and while there are many White Mexicans also, the topic concerns Hispanics from Mexico not The Spanish from Spain.

    May 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joe

    Seriously folks, the zombies are upon us.
    Get armed and get in to your bunkers.
    Praise be to Jesus, the strong will survive.

    May 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. don canard

    I have the solution to Mexico's problems:

    particularly since the cartels are not freedom fighters, since they keep their money for themselves and oppress rather than assist their own people. They are just shadows of Yanqui.

    Sorry, but the above solution does seem needed.

    May 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Acapulco Joe

    I live in Acapulco and it is paradise on Earth. Only problem here is the US's anti-freedom war-on-drugs which makes the drug trade have to go underground. Other than that, it is awesome here.. check it out, you can buy a condo right on the beach with all new modern furnishings, flat screen TV and US satellite HDTV channels for under $60,000!

    May 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fathertime

    land disputes are a huge problem in mexico.why is it that marijuana is the only drug being intercepted at the us border?cocain and meth are much eassyer to transport and have a much higher street value.

    May 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
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