Mass graves — some with hundreds of bodies — have come to light in recent years amid bloody turf wars between drug cartels.
A mass grave with the bodies of 14 people has been uncovered in a mountainous region of the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, state prosecutors said.
Zacatecas Attorney General Francisco Murillo said authorities have so far found the bodies of 11 men and three women, but there could be more at the site in the municipality of Valparaiso.
“In some cases, the bodies are dismembered, some are bound and others are recent,” he said at a news conference late Friday.
Federal and state security forces have been pursuing a criminal gang in the area where the mass grave was found.
Forensic experts were still working the scene in search of other bodies.