7 bodies found along highway in Mexico

AP News
Posted: Sep 22, 2012 3:16 PM

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Officials say they have found seven burned and dismembered bodies in the bed of a pickup truck in a part of western Mexico plagued by battles between drug gangs.

The Michoacan state prosecutor's office says the bodies were found early Saturday on a highway east of Lake Chapala, between the towns of Sahuayo and La Barca.

Seventeen other bodies were discovered about 12 miles (20 kilometers) away along the same highway on Monday.

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The area is near where Jalisco and Michoacan states meet. The area is contested by the Jalisco-based New Generation group and the Michoacan-based Knights Templars.