16-Member Mexican Band Feared Murdered
Bodies found after Kombo Kolombia vanishes
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2013 2:44 AM CST
Kombo Kolombia went missing after a concert in Nuevo Leon state.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Members of a Colombian-style band who disappeared after a gig in northern Mexico last week have become the latest musicians to be kidnapped and murdered by drug gangs, authorities fear. The 16-man Kombo Kolombia band and four of its roadies were reported missing early Friday; investigators have now discovered at least eight bodies dumped in a well in the area, the AP reports.

The band members were Mexican but played Colombian-style vallenato music, which is not normally associated with drug gangs, the International Business Times reports. After the band played a private show in a bar north of Monterrey last Thursday night, people reported hearing gunshots and vehicles speeding away. The band members' empty vehicles were found outside the bar.

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Jan 28, 2013 3:17 PM CST
Guess "don't shoot the piano player" doesn't work anymore or they just decided they just didn't want to pay them - why else would anyone (sane) shoot a band
Jan 28, 2013 8:49 AM CST
I guess the show wasn't so good? Same thing happens after bad rap shows in US.
Jan 28, 2013 8:43 AM CST
damn there goes the vacation again!!!!