Mass Grave Tied to 12 Who Vanished From Mexico Bar
DNA tests being run on the bodies
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 22, 2013 1:00 PM CDT
In this file photo composite of images taken from flyers made by relatives showing some of the 12 young people who were kidnapped in broad daylight from an after hours bar in Mexico City on May 26.   (Marco Ugarte)

(Newser) – A mass grave has been discovered east of Mexico City, and Mexican authorities today said they are conducting tests to determine if it holds some of the 12 people who vanished from a bar in an upscale area of the capital at midday on May 26. At least seven corpses have been recovered so far from the grave in Tlalmanalco, per a Mexico City prosecutor; he said officials would run DNA tests to determine their identities. "We have to wait for the autopsies to know how long they have been dead," he said.

Ricardo Martinez, an attorney for relatives of the missing, told the AP earlier that state and federal officials had informed him that 13 bodies had been found on a ranch east of Mexico City, and that the officials suspected they belonged to those who disappeared from the bar. Martinez said a suspect in the case led officials to two graves containing the bodies, and added that he was told there are 13 bodies because the family of one of the missing never reported the person missing.

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American_Truth2014
Aug 23, 2013 3:39 PM CDT
Mexico, Acapulco, offering 4 star hotel rooms for only $19.00 a night. In 1994 the same rooms cost $235.00 a night, and that was 18 years ago. My oh My how the Drug Cartels have affected the entire ecinoy of Mexico.
American_Truth2014
Aug 23, 2013 3:36 PM CDT
60,000 People killed by the Drug Wars since 2003. Thats 60,0000 - more than we lost in Vietnam in 10 years. It is no better today than it was in 2002. The locals all stare yiou down if you stop and ask for food or directions. I been to Juarez and its like going to a bad third world country. I have never seen so many burned out abandoned buildings in my life. I fhte dryg trade is so profitable why is it the people re still so damn poor there? The Sinoloa Drug Cartel control 1/2 the counrty of Mexico and have many members who now live right here in the U.S. for quicker distribution purposes.
American_Truth2014
Aug 23, 2013 3:31 PM CDT
Take the damn profit outta illegal drug sales. Decriminalize weed / Marijuana. Stop the non sense of putting users in prison. Spend more on TREATMENT not jail tie for carck heads. Why not just grow or harvest weed and coccaine right here on US soil? Why not the drug companies buy frm dope guys in South America now, bring the stuff here. Have better treatment programs, using the money on the fake war on drugs. Sieze the profits form all Drug Cartels Today. Go back every 3 months and TAKE every gotdamn dime these low lifes have.