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. Bushpig61

    Let em into the U.S.!

    May 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. off topic?

    Far more people die from tobacco worldwide each year than all other drugs combined. Some numbers from 2000:

    Illegal drugs, 223,000 deaths.
    Alcohol, 1.8 million deaths.
    Tobacco, 4.9 million deaths.

    There were 5,621 deaths from the illegal drug trade in Mexico in 2008.

    Top tobacco exporting countries:
    1. EU, 18% of world total
    2. Brazil, 17% of world total
    3. US, 10% of world total

    May 8, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Thalia

    y'all act like american's don't drug deal, and kill people
    just like americans, mexicans, latinos, asians, chinese, africans, and all others do it
    ya motha fuks being racist
    thanks to all you that know what's up with the world, and know that everyone has a different mind set

    May 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Andy

    LEAP is a joke. I am police officer and a few cops don't amount to anything. 99% of all police officers believe marijuana and other drugs should be illegal. The person pushing this BS, here, has their own personal agenda. And that is to legalize drugs, for their own use.

    May 8, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SeanCYoung

    This is obviously the fault of gun owners in the US. How else could you explain this level of violence? If the US did not have a 2nd Amendment, this never would have happened.

    May 9, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. Patriot in West (by God) virginia

    Secure our borders first and formost. We can secure the South Korean border, we can secure our southern border. Then deal with the ILLEGALS already on a case by case basis.
    1 If your educated, speak english, and are able to provide for your family, grant a visa, apply for US cit., no bennefits (health care) until granted. Not allowed to vote for 5 yrs.

    May 9, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. therealone

    Normally when people flee violence and extreme poverty we call them "refugees." No respect for people that want to send American born children ( or any children for that matter) into this type of violence. NONE

    May 9, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jigsaw

    Everyone knows the American people are the largest consumer of illegal drugs in the world...maybe we should start at the "root" of the problem???

    May 9, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. rupi

    badfrog is retarded

    May 9, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. Realist

    @154 – Interesting how the people most opposed to drug leagalization are the Police and the Drug Dealers, isn't it?

    May 9, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Candid One

    This was an example, an example of why corruption is so apparent in Mexico. When the drug cartels attempt to influence a politician, a police or military officer, any kind of official, refusal can have a heavy price. If the cartels threaten all of your family, all of your relatives, they have proven that they can followthrough. Sure, in their shooting war, they're outspending the Mexican authorities by 10:1 but they have other ways to win the minds if not the hearts of their adversaries. The great US drug market is costing Mexico more than the US can allow itself to see.

    May 9, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. RJ

    Close our border to ALL.

    May 9, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. infonomics

    One of the most fundamental polemical assumptions made in the illegal immigration argument is that people are indispensable. Graveyards are full of indispensable people (Charles de Gaulle). We think too highly of ourselves when the truth seems to be that you die on Monday, we weep through Wednesday, you are interred on Wednesday afternoon, and by the following Monday you are forgotten. My point? The fate of America does not rest with minimum wage laborers. America will survive because that is what people do. It’s called Darwinism. You can refute if you like but eventually Darwinism will dismiss your argument and you too.

    May 9, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. Judy

    There is nothing but prejudice in this world. I despise people judging Mexicans, or anyone, because of their nationality. I truly believe the decapitation of five Mexicans is because a law demanding prejudice, hatred and racial profiling was passed in Arizona, and I believe with all my heart, that this will continue, and it is on the head of Governor Brewer.

    May 9, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. JRH

    Isn't it strange that thousands of individuals can die each week through the war on drugs and I am going to guess that let's say $1.00 for each taxpayes is spend on that war, while at the same time, 10X that amount is spent on the war of another kind without as many deaths.

    May 9, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
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