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Eight dead, human remains found in northern Mexico

Published on Nov 26, 2012 6:16 AM

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - Mexican authorities discovered the bodies of eight men and the remains of others in the northern state of Chihuahua over the weekend, the local government said on Sunday.

The eight victims, who were aged 30 to 35, were found by a road roughly 85km south of the city of Chihuahua.

The victims had been tortured and shot in the head, a spokesman for the state government said.

State prosecutors also found a grave containing the remains of men who died roughly two years ago in the desert area just south of the city of Ciudad Juarez, near the United States border.

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