News Americas, Mexico City, Mexico, Tues. April 12, 2011: Sixteen more corpses have been discovered in new mass graves in Mexico, bringing the total number of bodies now discovered to 88.
Investigators found the bodies in four new graves in San Fernando, not far from the U.S. border. Officials say 16 people have been arrested in connection with the discovery of the mass graves, but the motive for the killings remains unclear.
On Thursday, police found 59 bodies in eight mass graves in San Fernando, in Tamaulipas state. Thirteen more bodies were discovered the following day in two other graves.
The gruesome find resembles the discovery last August of the bodies of 72 Central and South American migrants, who were killed in the same town for refusing to join the ranks of the cartel which had abducted them.