March 10th, 2012
05:27 PM ET

Authorities find remains of 167 people in southern Mexico

Authorities have found the remains of 167 people, believed to be at least 50 years old, in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said.

The remains were discovered inside a cave on the Nuevo Ojo de Agua ranch, and show no visible signs of violence, according to a statement from state prosecutors.

Studies will be done to determine the age, sex and cause of death of each person, it read. The prosecutors promised not to rule out "any line of investigation."

Though the remains are thought to be more than half a century old, the discovery is still sure to attract attention in a country where mass graves have been unearthed in recent years.

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  1. Cheeto eating freak

    So what's for breakfast? And why is my keyboard orange?

    March 11, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    What would really be cool is if w/further study, we find out these remains are actually 50,000 years old, not 50! Also, besides their incredible state of preservation, they have strange grooves/etchings on their bones, suggesting previous close encounters of the 3rd kind & they died hiding out from the alien invaders!! It would make for a great script!!

    March 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    OK, w/all the trolling on this thread just wanted to point out that I am me! Sorry to hear a troll takeover of such magnitude, but the mention of Bayer aspirin lets me know who's a good suspect!!

    March 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fernace

    Not sure what a dentist appointment has to do w/167 dead people in a cave! Teeth x-ray for easy ID!? Don't think they had dentists or x-rays 50,000 years ago! Oh wait, that's my fantasy scenario! Never mind!!( Lol!)

    March 12, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
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