CHILPANCINGO, Mexico – Police found six trash bags on Monday containing human body parts on the highway that connects the Pacific resort city of Acapulco to Mexico City, Guerrero state Attorney General’s Office spokesmen said.
The trash bags were dumped on the Highway of the Sun near the exit for Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, but investigators are still trying to determine how many bodies they are dealing with.
Officers from different law enforcement agencies and Guerrero AG’s office investigators are on the scene gathering evidence and preparing to remove the human remains.
In Chilpancingo, meanwhile, three men were murdered in two different neighborhoods.
Two of the victims were found with their hands bound in the Panoramica district, while the third victim was discovered in the Los Manantiales neighborhood.
Guerrero’s capital is the scene of a turf war involving the Los Ardillos, Cartel de la Sierra and Los Jefes gangs, officials said.
The Los Jefes organization was previously known as the Los Rojos gang.
Guerrero has been plagued by drug-related violence for years.
The most notorious case in the state was the Sept. 26, 2014, disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School students in the city of Iguala.
The students, according to officials, were detained by police and then handed over to members of the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel.
The official version of events is that the Guerreros Unidos cartel murdered the students and cremated the remains at the dump in Cocula in an enormous fire that burned for hours.