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WORLD
August 24, 2010 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Mexican marines found the bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico after a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead. The find appears to be the largest drug-cartel body-dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in 2006. The cartels often use vacant lots or mine shafts to dump the bodies of executed rivals or kidnapping victims. The Navy announced the discovery Wednesday but did not give details on the victims' identities, who had killed them or whether the bodies had been buried.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Simi Valley police believe a murder-suicide claimed the lives of two neighbors found dead on a neighborhood yard and sidewalk Tuesday morning. Police say James Richard Wahe, 59, shot Pamela McClain, 61, before turning the gun on himself. Investigators, though, were still trying to determine what led to the shooting considering there did not appear to be any immediate evidence of a romantic relationship between the two, according to Simi Valley police Cmdr. David Livingstone. Ventura County firefighters found Wahe and McClain in the 3300 block of Billie Court after responding to a call from what a nearby resident thought was someone lying injured in front of a residence around 7 a.m. “It's a baffling case.
WORLD
May 13, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities responding to an anonymous tip discovered about 50 mostly mutilated bodies dumped on the side of a highway between Monterrey and the U.S. border, a region where rival gangs are battling for control over a lucrative drug-trafficking corridor. The bodies of at least 43 men and half a dozen women were found Sunday in plastic garbage bags near the town of Cadereyta Jimenez, the location of a large state-run oil refinery, officials in the state prosecutor's office told The Times.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The bodies of a family reported missing more than a week ago were found in a car submerged in a creek, authorities said in Sparta. Foul play was not suspected, state trooper Chip Perry said.
NEWS
September 19, 2000 | Associated Press
Three burning bodies were found by a rancher along a remote gravel road. Investigators said they believe the bodies of two men and a woman, discovered on Sunday, were dumped there and set on fire. They were taken to a medical examiner's office for identification.
WORLD
February 22, 2012 | By Sarah Delaney, Los Angeles Times
Divers searching the abandoned, half-sunken hull of the Costa Concordia cruise liner Wednesday found eight bodies in an unexplored and difficult- to-reach area of the ship, authorities said. One of the victims found was 5-year-old Dayana Arlotti, whose story of a dream trip with her father turned cruel nightmare moved Italians in the days after the Jan. 13 shipwreck. In other developments Wednesday, prosecutors in the Tuscan coastal town of Grosseto added four ship's officers and three employees of cruise ship company Costa Crociere to the list of people under investigation, joining the captain and the first mate, news reports said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2011 | By Nate Jackson and Michael Miller, Los Angeles Times
The first inkling that something was wrong came when managers peered through a window at the upscale Huntington Beach apartment complex and called police. The responding officers made a grim discovery when they entered the vacant unit late last week: The bodies of two teenagers sprawled on the floor. Investigators were waiting Monday for toxicology reports to be completed, but the two youths appeared to have died from drug- and alcohol-related causes, said Lt. Russell Reinhart of the Huntington Beach Police Department.
WORLD
November 25, 2013 | By Richard Fausset and Cecilia Sanchez
MEXICO CITY - The number of exhumed bodies now stands at 42 -- and the digging continues at the latest clandestine mass grave to be discovered on Mexican soil. This month, Mexican authorities declared that they had exhumed 19 unidentified bodies from the unmarked burial ground along the Lerma River, in the western state of Jalisco. The site is near the border with Michoacan, a state reeling from the presence of violent drug cartels. Since the initial announcement of the discovery, the number of exhumed bodies has continued to grow as officials continue their grisly work.
WORLD
October 17, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of black-clad people gathered outside the prosecutors' office in the southern Russian city of Nalchik, demanding the release of the bodies of relatives killed during a raid by alleged Islamic extremists. Russia does not return bodies of people believed to be terrorists to their families. Some in the crowd alleged that their relatives had been unfairly identified as militants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Police will begin searching Orange County landfills in a hunt for the bodies of three women authorities say they believe were killed by two registered sex offenders charged with raping and murdering women who vanished from some of the county's toughest streets. Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, are accused of killing four women, though police said they anticipate there is at least one additional victim. In a videotaped court hearing Tuesday morning, the two appeared briefly but did not enter a plea.
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