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
16-Member Mexican Band Feared Murdered
Kombo Kolombia went missing after a concert in Nuevo Leon state.   (Facebook)

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.)

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