Headless Bodies Hung From Mexican Bridge

It's a warning to US drug criminal 'Barbie'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2010 1:40 AM CDT
Headless Bodies Hung From Mexican Bridge
The body of an unidentified men hangs from a bridge in Cuernavaca last month. Now more bodies, this time headless, have been found.   (AP Photo/Antonio Sierra)

(Newser) – Just when you think Mexican drug violence can't get much grislier comes the gruesome police discovery of four headless bodies hanging from a bridge south of Mexico City. A note attached to the mutilated corpses warned that a similar fate awaits anyone who supports Edgar Vladez—a US citizen known as "Barbie" for his long blond hair—who is battling to control the Beltran Leyva drug cartel, reports the BBC.

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The bodies were found in Cuernavaca, a popular weekend getaway for wealthy Mexicans. Other bodies have been discovered hanging from the Cuernavaca bridge, but these were the first headless corpses. (Read more Mexico stories.)

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