August 25th, 2010
07:50 PM ET

72 bodies found in Mexico were immigrants, officials say

Seventy-two bodies discovered at a ranch in northeast Mexico were migrants who were making their way toward the United States, Mexican officials said Wednesday.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victims were illegal immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil and Ecuador, said Alejandro Poire, spokesman for national security strategy.

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