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. Jay

    Figures u would u agree KAB

    May 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ramon F. Herrera

    The immigration crisis is the direct cause of two addictions:

    – America's addiction to lower prices.

    – America's addition to drugs.

    As a believer of capitalism and free enterprise I cannot honestly criticize the first group, only the second, and those who oppose legalization, we should at least to try something that may work since everything else has failed.

    Incidentally, the groups of illegal immigrants that fulfill the 2 addictions above are entirely different, and the only reason to try to lump them in the same category can only come from bigotry, racism, hate and/or plain ignorance.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ramon F. Herrera

    @KAB: "Domingo and Jumpin' Jim – I completely agree with both of you!"

    Ah, not only an ignorant bigot, but proud of it!!

    May 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. iceaxdave

    Five less drug dealers.....and 100,000 less idiot!

    May 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Searcy

    You tell them Ramon! You TELL them!!

    May 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sdewndr

    dito brown and badfrog

    May 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BigMilt

    First, the article – in no way connects the dead with drugs.
    Second, if it did – where do you think all the drugs are going?
    Seems to me, the solution to the drug problem in the USA is to control them by ridding our country of users and dealers.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • eyeswideopen

      Well BigMilt, many of the Americans purchasing these drugs ARE MEXICANS! many Americans using the drugs are mexicans. think about it, a white guy going around mexico, asking random people if they know where he can connect with a drug cartel. no, it's mexicans from here dealing with mexicans from there, selling to mexy's and blacks and few whites over here.

      July 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • eyeswideopen

      i agree with ridding our country of the users. i say, throw them in prison for min 5 years on 2nd offense and 20 years 3rd for possession or under the influence. then the individual state can create a contract with farmers and have the inmates work in the fields for $8 hr plus overtime and pay the prisoners 50 cents a day. use these funds to pay co's wages and/or the cost of the prisoner's living expenses. whatever. it's worth a shot, just need to watch out for the all to common misappropriation of funds. three birds, one stone. 1) drug problem...solved, by means of detourance 2) illegal immigration...cut by at least 50% 3) more revenue for the state/some deficit relief. if only you could see how prisoners are pampered in out state correctional facilities. if we make them work, they might try harder not to go. maybe they shouldn't be paid at all, they're supposed to be punished, not simply baby-sat.

      July 21, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • eyeswideopen

      take the tv's away from the prisoners and all luxeries. only hard labor with no pay. crime rate decreased, moral values hopefully increased. worth a shot right?

      July 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Glen

    Oh no, five fewer drug dealers means the price of illegal drugs might go up in the U.S. What will our kids do? Better get ready to increase their allownace!!

    May 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Andy

    For all you who say marijuana doesn't hurt anyone. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for the deaths of innocent men, women and children. You argument on whether drugs should be legalized or not is irrelevant. They are ILLEGAL now. You can work to change that if you want. But right now you "recreational" drug users are responsible for every death of a innocent person or child.

    May 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Neutral

    Herrera, you are just as ignorant as the others. You are all wrong. Herrera criticizes the others for jumping to conclusions while at the same time jumping to conclusions himself. You all fester on the anomalies that is what creates 'news'. For once place you're own misinformed opinions and look at the basic facts. Mexico has a drug problem. These murders do not reflect anything DIRECTLY on American economics or immigration policy.

    – Has anyone considered entertaining the thought that possibility these murders do not have a single connection with drugs. I do believe Bundy of Dahmer necessarily found reasons to kill as many as they did.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kevin

    Five less immigrants. You all ignored us in AZ, then you got them in the midwest. Thanks.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Neutral


    I don't believe Bundy or Dahmer necessarily found reasons to kill as many as they did.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. weed

    5 less drug dealers and rapists.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lisa

    Call me racist, or whatever else you feel necesary but I believe the southern border with Mexico needs to be secured~ I don't know who these men were, or if they were guilty of anything, and don't much really care. What concerns me is the security of my country. We should not sit around and wait for this activity in the United States. We are supposedly a "civilized" nation, and prevention of uncivilized activity doesn't seem racist or bigoted to me. This is not to say this garbage doesn't happen here, and our justice system is severly broken, so I have no faith in it either, however, we are not called racist for sending our own to prison for their behavior! GO ARIZONA!!!

    May 8, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. SamRam


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