News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Thurs. April 14, 2011: Some 126 dead bodies have so far been unearthed in a northwestern Mexican state, authorities say.
Thirteen more were found buried in shallow graves in northwestern Sinaloa state while officials unearthed another 10 bodies in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, bringing the total to 126.
Authorities were alerted to the mass graves in Sinaloa by a local farmer who noticed a strong smell coming from the field where the bodies were buried.
Two of the victims were female and were wearing clothes which match those of two students who went missing in October.
Investigators said the victims had been shot in the head, execution-style. The Mexican government blamed the Zetas drug cartel for the killings.