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. Patriot in West (by God) virginia

    My history began in 1962, I had the great fortune to be born in this great country. I love and honor this country, served in the armed forces for this country. And i don't want to see it destroyed by allowing ILLEGALS to bankrupt this country like they have in Calf.

    God Bless America
    Love it or leave it

    May 9, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. ME

    NOT TRYING TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT BUT MEXICAN NATIONALS USUALLY ARE IN TOO BIG OF A HURRY TO CUT SOMEONES HEAD OFF THEY MIGHT BEAT THEM OR BURN THEM BUT decapitation IS SOMETHING OUR MIDDLE EASTERN FRIENDS MIGHT DO.....

    May 9, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Weisen

    Friday the 13th Part XII - Jason goes to Acapulco!! Coming to a newstand near you!!!

    May 9, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. RU_Sure_This_is_it

    Patriot in West (by God) virginia –

    Yes, I have. Your are quite ignorant if you don't get the point and you have to show it by resorting to name calling.

    So, I will try to see if you can grasp the concept that while your ancestors probably had to use a boat to get to America. One of mine actually lived on this continent first. Do you think that the natives here welcomed the pillaging of the land?

    May 9, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Weisen

    Hey ME - Middle Eastern condone beheadings? aren't you being sterotypical? .. Oh I apologize, you're American!!!!!

    May 9, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Patriot in West (by God) virginia

    RU_Sure_This_is_it, couldn't say, I wasn't here then. Didn't you read above, my history began in 1962. Dumb a$$

    May 9, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. ME

    I LIVE CLOSE TO THE BORDER JUST CALLING IT LIKE I SEE IT.........

    May 9, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. RU_Sure_This_is_it

    Patriot in West (by God) virginia

    If you can't understand history before you were born, then who's the Dumb a$$

    May 9, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. ME

    apology accepted

    May 9, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mark Schaffer

    GIVE THEM CPR!!!!!!!!!

    May 9, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. Patriot in West (by God) virginia

    RU_Sure_This_is_it

    Oh I understand history just fine, I also know that just about every piece of land on this green earth has change ownership through out history. And if we (americans) don't tighten up the borders then we may lose ownership of this country.

    May 9, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. John REDNECK Jr

    WHAT IS UP KIN – FOLK.

    WHY EVERYONE FIGHTING. WHITE, BLACK, BROWN, YELLOW, WE ALL BLEED RED. STAY ON COURSE MY PEOPLES, WE ALL BLEED THROUGH SIMILAR VEINS. LONG LIVE TUPAC. THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT WILL COME TO AN END SOON. EVERYONE WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THEIR ACTIONS. REMEMBER THAT ON THAT DAY!

    LOVE & PEACE!

    May 9, 2010 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. ME

    mine actually lived on this continent first,,,,,,Posted by: RU_Sure_This_is_it

    because of Adam and eve or Noah we all are from a place far from here.....

    May 9, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  14. Butch

    @Andy
    Respectfully disagree bud. The NDIC gives the 2006 percentage of Mexican Marijuana in the US market at 7%. Here is the National Drug Intelligence Center Numbers from 2007 stating (scroll down a few paragraphs) http://www.justice.gov/ndic/pubs21/21137/marijuana.htm
    that Mexico marijuana production was already on the decline by that time (so even less than the 6% number). Since the mass opening of the legal marijuana industry following Obama's proclimation to not prosecute people who are acting legally under state passed laws (end of 2008), the amount of weed grown in the US has skyrocketed and the amount imported has fallen to a negligible number, especially the low grade Mexican product. We can grow better product here for less money, and do so legally: we have essentially bankrupt the Mexican marijuana farmers. As someone who works in the legal marijuana industry, I can assure you that the cost of transport alone makes the "gutter weed" that comes from south of the border completely obsolete. It would be equivelent to illegally sneaking in shiploads of 1970s Pintos for $75K when you can legally buy a Mercedes for much less.
    If this Mexican product is getting into the American Marijuana economy, it is in very small, niche markets who apparently like paying ridiculous prices for poor product. Therefore, your original statement that everyone who smokes marijuana in the US holds some culpability for these sorts of crimes is simply false.
    The marijuana that America smokes is not only legal (in some cases) but bloodfree (in pretty much all of them). Not trying to start a fight or anything, but you seem like you might be someone who has been misinformed and I tend to find that logical people who are misinformed can take in new facts and change their opinions to suit the situation at hand. I feel that given these facts, your original statement about those who smoke marijuana is simply invalid. After all, even if your figures were true, 75-85% of US marijuana smokers wouldn't even hold the most remote connection to these types of incidents, so isn't blatantly assigning blame to 100% of a population where at most 25% had even the most abstract blame unfair? Isn't it more unfair when the Federal government's own drug monitoring agency suggests that that number is much closer to 1% than 25%?

    May 9, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. Gandalf

    The border states are going to fall to the Dark Lord.

    Help us Frodo, you're our only hope.

    The time of men has come to pass. The evil of corrupt politicians and drug Lords is upon us.

    We need a hero!

    May 9, 2010 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
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