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Drug war: Chilling note found alongside severed heads in Mexico

Published on Feb 7, 2014 8:50 AM

MORELIA, MEXICO (AFP) - A chilling note was found alongside the severed heads and dismembered bodies of four people on Thursday in the Mexican state of Michoacan, where vigilantes are battling a drug cartel.

The heads were placed on top of plastic bags on a street in the town of Zacapu, an official in the Michoacan state prosecutor's office told AFP. The arms and legs were found near a church. A note was left near the body parts, reading: "This is what will happen to those who support the Knights Templar" cartel.

The victims have been identified, and the authorities are trying to determine whether they are linked to organised crime.

In another gruesome discovery, the prosecutor's office said it dug up the bones of two humans in the town of Tancitaro. Last weekend, two decapitated heads were left in the town of Antunez.

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