MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Authorities in Mexico found the decapitated bodies of four men and a woman in Acapulco yesterday, the latest in a string of slayings in the popular Pacific resort this week.
Federal police said the corpses of two men and a woman were found tied up in the back of a sport utility vehicle near Acapulco beach, in what appeared to be a crime related to drug gangs.
Reforma newspaper said messages were left in the vehicle linking the killings to the powerful Sinaloa cartel, headed by Mexico’s most wanted capo, Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman.
The dismembered and decapitated bodies of two other men were found at the entrance to an outlet of Sam’s Club, a unit of US retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Daily Excelsior described the past few days as a “black week” for Acapulco, noting at least 25 people had been killed before yesterday’s events.