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.

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