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4 missing Mexican kids found dead

2012-04-28 20:52

Mexico City - Authorities in the Mexican state of Tabasco say four missing children have been found asphyxiated and buried at a ranch.

The state prosecutor's office says two boys and a girl were siblings, while the fourth was their neighbour in the colonial town of Tacotalpa. Their ages ranged from 7 to 10.

Friday's statement says the children disappeared on their way to school on Tuesday.

Police searched a ranch near the town on Friday. After finding a half-buried hand, agents unearthed the four bodies.

The children's heads were wrapped with duct tape, which probably suffocated them. Police are questioning the ranch owner, seven workers and the children's mothers.

Comments
  • Heather Stip - 2012-04-29 01:26

    I hate it when I read these stories and read that the mothers' are also being questioned. A child is such a precious thing and if you don't want them, why have them in the first place? Even Catholics (which the majority of Mexicans are) know about birth control! If they are guilty, hanging is too good for them!

  • Ngaka - 2012-04-29 07:57

    see,it's not only in South Africa.This is a global problem and it needs to be attended to as such.My heart goes out to the families of the deceased.

      Gary Guy - 2014-11-19 21:47

      It is so sad that we have to start comparing ourselves to places like Mexico in order for us to feel we are doing ok!! I guess that sums up where we are as a country.

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