September 19, 2000 |
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.
August 24, 2010 |
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.
October 17, 2005 |
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.
March 12, 1986 |
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Air Force, resolving a dispute over who should have jurisdiction over the remains of Challenger's astronauts, will permit representatives of the Brevard County medical examiner's office to be present when the remains are examined, the office said today. Remains of the seven astronauts killed when Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch Jan.
December 23, 2007 |
Marine police retrieved the bodies of 22 migrant workers from Myanmar found floating off the west coast of Thailand, police said today. Acting on information from fishermen, a police search party found the corpses in the Andaman Sea near Ranong province Saturday. "We do not know why or when the boat or boats sank, but we believe that they must have been overloaded and sank in that area about two days ago," police Lt. Col. Yongyuth Preechachart said in Ranong.
July 22, 1996 |
With the stench of death sealing their grim swap, Israel returned the bodies of 123 Hezbollah guerrillas and a group of prisoners Sunday in exchange for the corpses of two Israeli soldiers killed in southern Lebanon. The first batch of coffins and the 22 prisoners were brought to this crossing at the edge of an Israeli-occupied border enclave after the remains of two Israeli soldiers captured in a 1986 Hezbollah ambush arrived at Israel's Ben-Gurion airport.
June 4, 2005 |
Although "Body Worlds" -- an anatomical exhibition of corpses and body parts preserved in lifelike poses through a process called plastination -- drew record crowds during its recent engagement at the California Science Center (and spawned a second exhibition, "Body Worlds 2"), a similar display of preserved bodies in San Francisco has developed a nasty problem: Some of the bodies have begun to leak.
November 25, 2013 |
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.
May 13, 2012 |
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.