Veracruz (Mexico): The bodies of seven members of a family were found over the weekend inside a house in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, police said.
The bodies were discovered Sunday at the house in Manlio Fabio Altamirano, a city in the southern part of Veracruz.
Several women and children were among the victims, whose throats were cut.
Police went to the house after neighbours reported smelling a foul odour coming from the property, the Veracruz Attorney General's Office said.
The bodies were decomposing, indicating that the victims had been dead for at least 72 hours, the AG's office said.
Investigators do not have any leads or a motive for the killings, the AG's office said.
Veracruz has been plagued by a turf war between rival drug cartels that has sent the state's murder rate skyrocketing over the past two years.
First Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 11:39