ACAPULCO, Mexico – The pre-dawn discovery of two bodies cut into pieces and shoved into two black bags brought a tragic end Monday to a search for two missing police officers in the southern state of Guerrero.
Law enforcement officials say the bagged body parts were found at 3:15 a.m. outside police headquarters in Guerrero’s capital city, Chilpancingo.
One of the victims was a regional commander, the other a state police officer. Notes written on yellow cards were attached to the bags, but police refused to disclose what they said. Drug cartel killers frequently attach messages to bodies.
In the nearby resort of Acapulco, police later found another two mutilated bodies and a threatening message outside the house of the city’s former deputy traffic police chief.
The victims were identified as the former deputy chief’s nephews, the Guerrero state Public Safety Department said.
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