Mexican police found 45 bags containing human bodies in a ravine. Photos/BBC
MEXICO CITY – The authority Mexico found 45 bags containing human remains in a ravine outside the western city of Guadalajara. The bags were found when officers were searching for the call center worker who was reported missing last week.
The corpses included both men and women. While the number of bodies found is unknown.
The search itself is expected to continue for several days due to the difficult terrain and poor lighting.
In a statement, the prosecutor’s office for the western state of Jalisco said after receiving a lead in the search for the seven people, they began searching the Mirador del Bosque ravine where they found a bag containing body parts.
Fire and civil defense officials are working with police and helicopter crews to recover the bodies.
“The first bag was found on Tuesday but due to the difficult terrain and lack of sunlight the investigation resumed on Wednesday and will continue until all the bodies have been found,” the prosecutor’s office said.
Officers said they would continue to work to determine the number of bodies, who they were, and the cause of death.
He added that his party would continue to try to ensure the whereabouts of the seven people who were reported missing.
Although it has not been established how the bodies ended up in the ravine, the crime of disappearances is relatively common in Mexico.