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. Devon

    @Andy, and you are just as responsible, for keeping drugs illegal and the power and money in the hands of Mexican drug lords instead of our federal government. We need people like you to vote out politicians who feign conservatism while having utter disdain for individual liberties, and the right of Americans to have the government stay out of our lives.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pedro Paramo

    Ramon F. Herrera:
    Your line "I bet s/he is one of those conservatives who have a direct line to God." shows great ignorance and prejudice. I think traditional mexican families have more in common (except on immigration) with conservatives than with liberals.

    Viva Villa!

    May 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. me

    Simple, let's go to war with these punks.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Andy

    And you point Michelle is what? Drug dealers can be someone's son's and "daddy's" too. It maybe a jump to conclusion, however, based upon what has occurred in that area, in the past 15 years, it most likily is related to the drug trade. Anyone with any amount of common sense can see that.

    In so far as Ramon, typical. You name says it all. Blame the US for everything. How about cleaning up your own house first? The Mexican government is so corrupt and do little/nothing to stem the drug trade. If you want to stop it, it has to work both ways. Work on enforcement in Mexico and we will work on our problems. However, Mexico will not ever, because its makes the rich, greedy, politician's wealthier. They turn a blind eye to everyone and everything. Just like illegal immigration to the US. The Mexican government does NOTHING to stop it. They could care less.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. babaloo2010

    The President of Mexico declared war on drug cartels several years back. They are going through transition as they "settle their wild west." However, it is slow progress and thousands have died in the process. Many were innocent people, so have a heart. Just cuz they are Mexican doesn't mean they are to be labeled "drug dealers". Maybe for you who think that, maybe some of what the illegals are saying is right. You are racists. However, this story does point to the fact that Mexican government cannot stop their own problems in their own country. Which means all bordering countries need to be super-vigilant in protecting their own borders. I'm all for the law in Arizona and it should be made to happen in every State in the nation, not just Arizona. Check out who is getting in here, illegally. (Hey didn't the guy who just tried that time-square terrorist act become a "legal U.S. citizen".) Hmmm?

    May 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Trent

    I'm so, so glad that marijuana is illegal. Every time someone tokes up in their home, watches TV and eats some potato chips it hurts this nation so, so much! It just destroys our nation! If we keep it illegal then the world will be safe. Sure, five or six Mexicans may be killed every once in a while, but that is the price we have to pay. Although the marijuana cartels would go out of business if we legalized it, I honestly do not think that the lives that we would save and the crime we would curtail is worth it. We will pay a greater price here, as millions would simply smoke a few times a week, destroying OUR economy. Except for the potato chip business and McDonald's.

    You guys who just HAVE to get into a different state of mind should just use alcohol. It is much safer than marijuana. I know that there have been 0 reported deaths from marijuana use compared to the millions from alcohol abuse, but that is just because people are too scared to report marijuana related deaths. Alcohol doesn't make you violent and doesn't cause domestic abuse like marijuana does. Have you ever heard anyone getting into a fight after having too much to drink? I'm sure you haven't. At least not like you hear about those marijuana related altercations. Alcohol isn't addictive either. Marijuana is.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pedro Paramo

    Lisa:

    You are not a racist by wanting your southern border secured. That is the right and duty of every soverign state. However, when you (America) decides to hire, use and benefit from the labor of immigrants, then you should show some decency in how you treat them.

    Immigrants feed you, take care of your kids (nannys), of your eldery etc, show some humanity in return.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mike thompson

    if ya'll think it was weed your stupid the only one's smokin that mexican crap is mexican's the real weed is grown right here in good ole Cali, Santa Cruz, Humbolt, Households right next to yours, Oakland,Fresno County just to name the obvious....

    May 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. /

    Anybody else think these were zombies?

    May 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lisa

    I mow my own lawn, take care of my own children and my parents. How does my comment imply that I am abusive to anyone?

    May 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jim

    Feel the Warmth of Mexico.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Andy

    @Devon, for all the people who say marijuana is not addictive, people who use get extremely angry when any moral or responsibility issues are brought up. @Sam Ram you sound like a very "comfortable" american, who has no concept of what their recreational irresponsibilities cost the rest of the world. Better to live with blinder. Driving on a highway is not illegal. Driving on a highway while drunk is. Killing someone while driving drunk, IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! And yes I am responsible for not speaking up!

    May 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pedro Paramo

    Lisa:

    Well good for you. But you are more the exception. Come to california and see who cooks in most restaurants (they feed you) even in chinese restaurants you will find mexican men cooking for you

    May 8, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Paul

    Now when you go on vacation to Mexico, you'll get diarrhea and lose your head... Viva Mexico!

    May 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ryan

    All i have to say is that the lack of humanism demonstrated by many of the people who post, especially about immigration and drugs, is appalling. It's these dogmatist views which hold some ideal right, and view every other set of ideals as wrong, that blind us to realizing that the situations are far worse than the people involved. Think for one moment, those of you who view this as just 5 less immigrants, about the fact that before you were born you had no idea you would be born into America. You could just as easily have been born into Mexico, or into organized crime in Russia, or pretty much anywhere else (the options are endless). But valuing some ideal of where you are born as being better than the people of some other place is as ignorant as it is arrogant. People are people everywher and it is primarily the situations which perpetuate the bad actions. The real solution is not to get rid of the "bad" people, it is to eliminate the situations which produce malicious actions. The only way this can be done is through compassion, whether it be compassion for an addict or for a murderer. Seek a little understanding of the situation and what will actually make things better. Rehabilitate those left behind from society, for those acting up are those left behind; and the only way to bring them back into the generally accepted public in any place is to understand them. For if you hold nothing but animosity for those perpetuating harmful acts, you are yourself perpetuating their reasoning for acting out in such a fashion.

    May 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
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