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Remains of 167 bodies found in southern Mexican cave

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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Remains of 167 bodies found in southern Mexican cave


www.usatoday.com

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they've found the bodies of 167 people in a southern Mexican cave, and forensic experts believe the remains are at least 50 years old.

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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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The article doesn't say who found the remains or what brought them to the cave. I'm trying to find any old articles of a missing persons toll, though I would be surprised if any records were kept on these disappearances because the cave is located on "Nuevo Ojo de Agua ranch in an area frequently used by Central American migrants traveling north." The article also says that there were no visible signs of violence. Feel free to contribute if you find anything.

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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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just because there were no physical signs of violence doesnt lead out the drug cartels, they have been finding massacres of migrants for the last couple of years now.

still interesting, good find



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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Right, I thought violence was a poor word choice anyway. And if the bones "break easily," they shouldn't have mentioned any lack of apparent violence. Hope they didn't break too many bones, the examiners will be pissed.
edit on 10-3-2012 by FelixFelicis because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Didn't they find 50+ bodies in a ditch at the Mexico border last year as well? All in all, I would like to say that I am surprised but I really am not. Just one more reason why I will NEVER travel to any part of Mexico.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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yea it was actually 72 i believe

en.wikipedia.org...


The 2010 Tamaulipas massacre, also known as the first massacre of San Fernando,[2] was the mass murder of 72 illegal immigrants by Los Zetas drug cartel in the village of El Huizachal in the municipality of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The 72 killed—58 men and 14 women—were mainly from Central and South America, and they were shot in the back of the head and then piled up together. The bodies were found inside a ranch on 24 August 2010 by the Mexican military after they engaged in an armed confrontation with members of a drug cartel.[



The 2011 Durango massacres were a series of mass murders that occurred in 2011.[1][2] According to El Universal and Yahoo! News, at least 340 bodies have been found in mass graves around the city of Durango as of February 2012;[3][4] These mass graves are the first of their kind in the state of Durango and third of their kind in Mexico. These mass graves had more bodies than the 2011 Tamaulipas massacre of 189 bus passengers.[5] Since April 2011, there have been 7 mass graves found around Durango. One of these mass graves was found in a vacant auto repair lot in Durango with 89 bodies



The 2011 Tamaulipas massacre was the mass murder of at least 193 people[1] discovered in mass graves on April 6, 2011.[2] These people were kidnapped from passenger buses. Although not confirmed, some newspapers mention that the body count surpassed 500, but that the state government of Tamaulipas supposedly censored and prevented such publications.[3][4] This is the second mass murder of its kind in the state of Tamaulipas since the massacre of the 72 illegal immigrants by the Mexican Los Zetas gang on August 24, 2010.


its terrible what all this drug violence is doing to Mexico because there are actually a lot of nice places that I would like to visit there but will probably never go for fear of being kidnapped and killed for being an American, being in the military there isn't much im afraid of but I will not get tortured and killed for going on a vacation



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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If the bones are brittle I'd say 50 years is a very conservative estimate, they could be much older.

Instead of a crime scene they may have an archeological dig.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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it could be, it could also be migrants who got lost trying to get to the united states, what makes it interesting is the amount of bodies they discovered, and the age that they place the bones.

what would they be doing in a cave 50 years ago?



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Originally posted by caf1550
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it could be, it could also be migrants who got lost trying to get to the united states, what makes it interesting is the amount of bodies they discovered, and the age that they place the bones.

what would they be doing in a cave 50 years ago?


What would they be doing in a cave 500 years ago?

That 50 year figure was an initial estimate based on the bones being brittle, they could be older.

You'd think there would be clothing if it was only fifty years, which could be used to date the bodies.

But if there are no clothes, no rubber or leather soles from shoes, no fabric, then they are much older.

Hopefully there will be more information and photos coming, this is an interesting story.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Its insane that a country that touches the United States is sooooooo 3rd world.

Canada isnt 3rd world.

crazy huh?



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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