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. brown

    Five fewer drug dealers.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. michelle

    Hey brown, did you consider the possibility that these men may have been killed because they were NOT drug dealers? Could it be they might have spoken out against the corruption and crime in their community and thus been murdered because of it?

    Neither you nor I know all the facts in this situation, but please demonstrate a little humanity before jumping to conclusions about the deaths of 5 men who were someone's sons, and may have been husbands and daddies as well.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. badfrog

    this is another reason why we NEED to keep the illegals out of OUR COUNTRY...
    let them do their killing at home.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ramon F. Herrera

    I always say that every time an American kid decides to experiment with recreational drugs, an innocent kid in Peru, Colombia or Mexico is decapitated.

    The following comment shows tremendous ignorance:

    > Five fewer drug dealers.

    Can we state for a fact that all victims of drug violence deserve to die?

    Poster Brown seems to be in possession of the truth, I bet s/he is one of those conservatives who have a direct line to God.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. johnny8

    could they have been horsemen?

    May 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pharoah

    Good point Michelle. And badfrog, these were not illegals in our country that were found headless. But if you really, Really, REALLY want to be safe, you can form your own country. That will protect you.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jay

    The illegal immigrants from Mexico are often fleeing from violence in their homeland that is caused by drugs being sold in America to rich and middle class Americans, and the weapons in that violence are smuggled from the United States because of our refusal to tighten our gun-purchasing laws. I wonder why Americans never think about these two facts and instead just resort to racism and moral superiority when they hear about the extremes of the drug wars in Mexico.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • eyeswideopen

      @jay do you live in mexico? have u been there? do u live in a border town? i do. i was born and raised in the border town that i currently reside in. do you know where the guns are coming from that "are being smuggled into mexico"? didn't think so. they're coming from mexican illegal/naturalized immigrants. some even born here but have family ties in mex. where do u think the connections are made? stricter gun purchasing laws won't stop anything. drugs are illegal, they're still an overwhelming cancer in our society. stricter gun purchasing laws lead to less guns in American working class homes (as the increased difficulty in attaining a lawful firearm works as a detourant), and that means that the criminals will have more guns than the law abiding citizens (if not already). racism jay? really? my wife is mexican, my half brother is mexican, uncle is half, stepmother was born in mex and naturalized. are they racist for seeing the inhumanities and atrocities spewing forth from mexico into our economically decrepit country? i feel that people can be a product of their environment, not the color of their skin. besides, we're all responsible for our own actions, we choose to do or not to do. please everybody, think before you post, just don't think too hard and overshoot reality. i can't stand alot of these comments fueled by over politically correct, ignorant, undergrad, left wing rhetoric. if i need to be any more vivid in explaining these detailed facts to you, then i hope you get convicted of a felony and lose your right to vote. that goes for all of you.

      July 21, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Domingo Gonzales

    Each year more than 6000 Mexicans are killed in drug related killings. These killing are not because of Americans. They are because so many Mexicans have no respect for laws or lives.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • eyeswideopen

      @domingo sir, thank you for being non-bias and honest.

      July 21, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jumpin' Jim from the OC

    Close down the border and let them fight their own battles in Mexico!!

    May 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Partymonster

    Legalize now.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jay

    So what about the WHITE GUY that just beat to death his ex girlfriend 2 WEEKS before she was to graduate ????

    May 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • eyeswideopen

      people can be a product of their environment, not the color of their skin. besides, we're all responsible for our own actions, we choose to do or not to do. perhaps YOURE the racist. a self loather. after all, you keep bringing up racism, seems to be an important subject to you, you're looking at everything as if racism is the problem when it has no relevance whatsoever.i'm anti-racist, but i don't closely examine and pick everything apart to find any racist intent.

      July 21, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ramon F. Herrera

    badfrog wrote:

    " this is another reason why we NEED to keep the illegals out of OUR COUNTRY... let them do their killing at home."

    I propose we do the following IQ test on badfrog.

    We all agree that the drug crisis is a terrible problem. In reference to drugs, we essentially have four groups:

    (a) Americans who consume drugs
    (b) Mexicans who provide drugs to the group above
    (c) Americans who do not consume drugs
    (d) Mexicans who do not deal with drugs,

    For one thousand points, Mr. Bad Frog, who are the responsible groups for the drug problem:

    Mr Frog: "Oh, I know, I know! The aswer is (b) and (d). What do I win!?"

    Well, here is a certificate of prejudice, bigotry and ignorance and your IQ just took a hit downwards.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Franklin

    I suppose, badfrog, when we can rid OUR COUNTRY of bad elements such as mafias, hoodlums, serial killers, and other factions who are known for being in the good ol' U.S. of A, then we can start pointing fingers at other countries that have such elements. Until then, killing is something totally different from illegal immigration. It is an apples to oranges comparison and quite offensive to many including myself who is not even a Mexican citizen or here illegally. Please try to show some decorum instead of casting aspersions and shooting from the hip at first opportunity as it shows the level of mentality of the speaker!

    May 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ernest

    all of you are just racist. crazy Americans. Don't tell me there is just good working people around here. Everyday people get killed.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. KAB

    Domingo and Jumpin' Jim - I completely agree with both of you!

    May 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
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