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Remains of 167 people found in Mexican cave

Last Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 11:00

Mexico: Mexican authorities have found
the remains of 167 people in a southern Mexican cave, and
forensic experts believe the remains are at least 50 years
old, according to a statement from Chiapas state prosecutors.

The statement released on Sunday said the remains were found
yesterday on the Nuevo Ojo de Agua ranch in an area frequently
used by Central American migrants travelling north. The
statement said there were no visible signs of violence on the
remains, which "break easily."

The statement said authorities will "not discard any line
of investigation."

The remains were discovered stacked atop each other in
the cave, said a prosecutor`s office employee who was not
authorised to release information and asked not to be
identified. The remains have been moved to the state capital
of Tuxtla Gutierrez for examination, the employee said.

Mass graves have been found in the past two years mainly
in northern Mexico containing the bodies of dozens of migrants
and others allegedly killed by drug cartels.


First Published: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 11:00
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