Workers move a body from a refrigerated truck into the local morgue in Matamoros, Mexico, after victims were discovered in several mass graves.
Workers move a body from a refrigerated truck into the local morgue in Matamoros, Mexico, after victims were discovered in several mass graves. Alexandre Meneghini/AP
Mexican officials have discovered two new mass graves in northern Tamaulipas state, after police found the bodies of 59 people in other mass graves earlier this week. The AP says police found the bodies of 13 people. The graves are in San Fernando, Mexico, south of Brownsville, Texas. Authorities began investigating after getting reports that gunmen had stormed passenger buses in late March, abducting male passengers.
The bodies of 72 people have now been located just this week, and the grisly findings are similar to a horrific story from last August. As CNN reports, 72 migrant workers were murdered in the same town last year; their bodies were stuffed in mass graves at a local ranch. It's not clear if these murders are linked.