Police in Acapulco say four women and a teenage girl have been found with their throats cut in the Mexican resort city. All appear to have been connected to the same beauty parlor.
Guerrero state police say the bodies of two of the women and the 14-year-old girl were found inside the beauty parlor outside the tourism district. They had been stripped of their clothes and their hands and feet were tied.
The other two victims were found separately in other parts of Acapulco _ one in an abandoned car and the other on a street behind a church.
Acapulco has seen violent turf battles among at least three drug gangs. But the mass killing of women is not a usual calling card of drug traffickers.