11 Mutilated Bodies Found in Arizona Van in Mexico
Bodies left with threatening messages from drug cartels
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2009 3:18 AM CDT
Police officials gather on a road near Arizpe, Mexico, in the northern state of Sonora .   (AP Photo/El Diario Sonora Nogales)
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(Newser) – Mexican police have found the shot and mutilated bodies of 11 men in a stolen van with Arizona plates near the US border, Reuters reports. The arms and legs of most of the bodies had been hacked off. Threatening messages believed to be from a drug cartel were left with the corpses. Police believe the same drug gang shot at a police station with heavy-caliber weapons the previous day.