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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.
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.
February 22, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
The homicide detectives who had swarmed this charred Lennox home last week were gone by Monday, replaced by insurance assessors. The only sign that police were investigating a chilling series of crimes here was a discarded piece of yellow police tape, sitting at the bottom of a deep hole carved into the mud in a backyard of weeds and junk. "Kinda small to fit a dead guy, huh?" said one assessor, peering in. "Maybe they buried the woman here. " The hole, and another like it nearby, are where authorities found two decomposing bodies last week.
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.
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.
March 12, 1986 | Associated Press
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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 | From Associated Press
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 | Diane Haithman
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.
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