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Ten more bodies found in mass grave near Puerto Peñasco

Rocky Point bodies now total 52

ROCKY POINT, MEXICO - Forensic teams in the Mexican State of Sonora have recovered 10 bodies from a mass grave near Puerto Peñasco on Saturday.

Previously the number of discovered bodies was at 42, bringing the current total to 52.

The Associated Press reports the State attorney's office was tipped off to the desert burial pits by a group of volunteers called Searching Mothers, who have taken it upon themselves to search for the bodies of Mexico's missing.

Drug cartels are known to dispose of their murder victims using mass graves and burial pits.

Authorities began finding human remains from the site at the end of October. Autopsies are currently being conducted.

The Arizona Republic reports nine of the 18 autopsies conducted so far have been processed though the National Commission for the Search of Missing Persons, and one body has been returned to family members.

Ericka Conant

Ericka Conant has served as a Digital Content Producer since October 2019. Originally from El Centro, she calls the Desert Southwest her home.

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