Two missing Mexican police officers bodies were found Monday morning at 3:15 a.m. The bodies were found in pieces and stuffed in black bags in Chilpancingo, in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero. Members of the notorious Mexican drug cartel are prime suspects in the case. One of the bodies was identified as a regional commander and the other was a Guerrero state police officer. Undisclosed notes were attached to the bags of body parts, a trademark of the drug cartels.
Authorities also found more mutilated bodies at a nearby resort of Acapulco as well as a reportedly "threatening message" near the house of the Acapulco's former deputy traffic police chief. The bodies were later identified as the former deputy traffic police chief's nephews.
The drug cartels have already claimed 17,900 lives since December 2006 and will continue to claim more due to governmental instability, corruption, and drug trafficking.