Authorities in the popular Mexican resort of Cancun announced on Tuesday that they are currently working to identify eight bodies that were discovered dumped in the resort area.
Oscar Montes de Oca, the chief prosecutor of Quintana Roo, the state on the Caribbean coast where Cancun is located, expressed his commitment to conducting further searches and identifications while addressing the families of missing individuals.
The bodies were uncovered during search operations conducted over the weekend, which involved police combing through wooded lots and investigating sinkhole ponds called cenotes, CBS News reported.
In response to the discovery, state authorities took to Facebook to release a statement, urging the public “not to circulate false news on social media platforms that only serve to harm the reputation of Quintana Roo.”
Mexico has been grappling with a significant number of missing persons cases, with over 112,000 individuals currently listed as missing.
Consequently, searches for clandestine burial sites have become more commonplace throughout the country.
However, it is noteworthy that such searches are now taking place in Cancun, which is considered the prized gem of Mexico’s tourism industry.
Written by staff