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. (Read more Mexico stories.)

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |