Regional
11:21 pm
Sun March 28, 2010

Five Found Dead Near Juarez

Juarez, Mexico – Mexican police say the bodies of four men and a woman have been found on a rural road in a town not far from the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Enrique Torres, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state police, says the victims had been lined up and shot to death. He says they were found early Sunday near a dirt road in the town of Placitas, about 25 miles southeast of Ciudad Juarez. That city across from El Paso, Texas, is one of the world's most dangerous cities.

Torres says the victims have not been identified and a motive for the killings is not yet determined.

Torres says the police station in Placitas had been attacked by gunmen earlier Sunday.


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