Seven `tortured` bodies found in southern Mexico

 Seven corpses, including some with signs of torture and a decapitated body, were discovered in the violence-plagued southern Mexican state of Guerrero, authorities said Thursday. 

AFP| Updated: Jul 24, 2015, 06:27 AM IST

Mexico: Seven corpses, including some with signs of torture and a decapitated body, were discovered in the violence-plagued southern Mexican state of Guerrero, authorities said Thursday. 

The bodies were all male and were discovered in the mountainous Zitlala township, according a statement from Guerrero`s prosecutor`s office. 

The statement said the corpses displayed "visible signs of torture" and forensic experts were dispatched to examine the bodies. 

A local police source told AFP that some of the bodies had bullet wounds and injuries caused by a sharp weapon.

The corpses were first discovered Wednesday, and bad weather delayed the investigation until Thursday when authorities could finally reach the grisly scene. 

The prosecutor`s office said one of the dead was a member of a local Guerrero drug cartel, Reds.

Guerrero is one of Mexico`s poorest and most dangerous states, plagued by drug-related violence and crime. 

Last month, four bodies were discovered in a pick-up truck in the state, just days after 10 bodies were found in clandestine graves on the outskirts of Acapulco in a separate incident.