At least 31 bodies found in Mexico secret graves  


No fewer than 31 bodies were discovered hidden in clandestine graves outside Mexico’s second-largest city Guadalajara. 

Jalisco state authorities revealed this in a statement released on Thursday. 

Earlier this month, investigators started uncovering the clandestine graves after authorities secured a 3,400 square foot (320 square meter) plot of land in Tlajomulco, a suburb of Guadalajara. 

“At the end of the work on the property… 31 bodies were located in the area, corresponding to six women and 25 men,” the Jalisco prosecutor’s office said in a statement. 

Authorities identified 10 of the bodies, nine of which were previously reported missing. 

Prosecutors and forensic officers excavated the graves using heavy machinery, dogs and ground-penetrating radar. 

Investigations will be conducted on two other nearby plots where authorities believe there could be more graves.  

Forensic experts will begin investigating those areas on Friday. 

In recent years, Jalisco has been marred with violence linked to organized crime rebound as the result of the Jalisco New Generation, one of Mexico’s most brutal drug cartels. 

In May, investigators discovered a property in Guadalajara with 30 buried bodies. 

Another grave with 34 bodies was also found in the same neighbourhood in September. 

Around 3,200 soldiers have been deployed to Jalisco in an attempt to contain violence linked to organized crime. 

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