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More bodies discovered in Tijuana

August 27, 2008 | 11:41 am

The gruesome discoveries this week of five bodies in Tijuana, four of them decapitated, have shattered a period of relative calm and revived concerns that organized crime groups are escalating their battle for control of this border city.

Two bodies were found Monday morning on a hillside, one with its head placed on its upper back, reports Richard Marosi.

Three more bodies were discovered Tuesday morning in an illegal dump.

Their heads, charred from gasoline burns, were placed at their feet, according to the Baja California state attorney general's office.

Authorities have not identified the victims.

To read the full report on the bodies found in Tijuana, click here.

For more on the drug trade across Latin America, click here.

For our special report on Mexico Under Siege, see here.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City