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. Carlos

    To Badfrog: Implying all illegals are murderers is like implying all americans are drug adicts. We need to make sure we don't hire illegals so they stop coming, that's it.

    May 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lms

    These men could have very well been the relatives of those that really dealt drugs...not necessarily the drug dealers. ARVADH – I agree with everything you said. Sad how everyone loves to go on spring breaks to Mexico, drink Corona beer, eat tacos and guacamole and celebrate Cinco de Mayo...no one says anything about that and it's all coming from Mexico. However, I don't agree with them coming into our country illegally. Mexicans need to process their paperwork just like the millions of other immigrants coming into the US...why should we allow illegal immigration to one country and not others.... 🙁

    May 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rastafareye

    There are many homes in America that were built Mexican-free.

    May 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Why.

    Ramon F. Herrera – SO HILARIOUS that you fight an ignorant comment with an ignorant comment ... a sterotype with a stereotype.

    "... I bet s/he is one of those conservatives who have a direct line to God."

    You are no better than Brown is.

    May 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jax'n 49

    Trent (post #36) is either an idiot or has his very large tongue firmly implanted in his cheek. I mean, give me a BREAK. "Alcohol is not addictive but marijuana is"? Ever heard of "Alcoholics Anonymous"?
    How about "Marijuana Anonymous"?

    May 8, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mark Schaffer

    Was there any effort to give them CPR?

    May 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. VaderSlayer

    It's great how this article makes everyone talk about immigration. I have no problem with people coming to America. They just need to do it the right way. When we talk about immigration everyone immediately thinks about Mexico. It's understandable though. The largest quota of immigrants that America gets every year is from Mexico. The only problem is that thousands choose not to wait for there citizenship to clear, or they don't make an attempt. In the 50's President Eisenhower and Congress passed an act called the Wetback Act. Yes, it was called exactly that. It rounded up thousands of illegal immigrants and sent them back to their home countries. Another law similiar to this would be great. These people are taking advantage of our country, and wasting taxpayer dollars that could be used for helping actual American citizens.

    May 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jorge

    Im am extremely happey the Arizona policeman was killed.

    keep that law- and my boys will get you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 8, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ricardo

    legalize and the killing ends, now.

    May 8, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. MyBella

    Yep, honest People get killed everyday, hard working Americans that get killed while minding their own business on their own property. They just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, when the ILLEGALS want to bring thier drugs through someone else's property and decide to eliminate any witnesses along the way. Yep honest people get killed every day.

    May 8, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MyBella

    Gee if Mexico's crime rate is soo much higher than the US, and they keep illegally coming to the US, who's crime rate is SOO much higher than Canada's perhaps there's a conection to the Murder rate as those comitting the murders travel North... Think about it

    May 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. VaderSlayer

    "legalize and the killing ends, now." Are you kidding me? The killings won't stop if you legalize the estimated 20-30 million illegal aliens in our country. If you do that Jose will just throw is bag of cocaine across the border to his brother Juan on the other side. Illegal immigration is a threat to national security, and so far we haven't had one politician, democrat or republican, that wants to do anything about it.

    May 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. vinny

    And the President of Mexico thinks its dangerous for his citizens to travel to Arizona right. what a joke. Mexico is a failed state. Close the borders and let them solve thier problems there. I dont care if the market for those drugs is over here in America. The violence is happening there. Close the border and stay away. there are plenty of nice places you can go on vacation without having to worry about the cartels

    May 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tex

    I live in El Paso Texas, next to Cd. Juarez. In Juarez, many people have spoken out against the cartels and have been murdered soon after. Others (an estimated 30,000) have moved to El Paso for safety. Parents are sending their children to college in the US or to live with relatives here; anything to get them to safety. I would do the same thing for my family, wouldn't you? Families are abandoning their businesses and homes (they cannot sell them because no one will buy). We have so many ties to the decent, law abiding people of Juarez, who are our friends and relatives. They are living in a war zone, and it is our American fault.

    Every time I read comments by ignorant Americans who live far from the border and do not personally have any friends and relatives who are Mexican, I become so angry. If every American who uses drugs were to stop, the cartels would vanish. But what would our US businesses and banks do without the investment money and purchases that narco-wealth buys in the US? The enemy is us, but the Mexicans are paying the price.

    The alternative is that the US, as the world's biggest drug consumer, legalize these drugs. But we should not ask the Mexicans to bear our burden any more. The average Mexican hates the cartels, who have destroyed their way of life. They hate that their farmers cannot make a living any more because we dump our subsidized corn on their markets (thank you, NAFTA). They hate the lack of jobs for their young adults, especially men. We have hurt them so much, Then we turn on them and blame them for the cartels!

    May 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. arvadh

    I’m sure Israel would love to pass a law that makes all Palestinians illegal aliens. But of course Israel’s historic reality makes that impossible. You can't just steal someone else's land and then pretend the original inhabitants were never there without paying a heavy price. White Americans must accept that their historical reality makes exclusion of Mexicans from the American Southwest (formerly known as Mexico) a historical aberration. The harder you push, the closer we all move to INTIFADA (a la mexicana).

    May 8, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
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