CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (November 25, 2012)--Authorities in Mexico's northern border state of Chihuahua say they have found the bodies of 11 long-dead people in a mass grave and the bodies of another eight who were evidently tortured and killed in recent days.
The state prosecutor's office for missing people said 11 male bodies were found in Ejido Jesus Carranza, near the U.S. border about 25 miles southeast of Ciudad Juarez.
Officials said it appears they were buried two years ago, during a time when the area was wracked with battles between drug gangs.
Officials said Sunday they also found eight bodies tossed along a road near Rosales, about 120 miles southwest of Ojinaga, Texas.
Officials said the victims had been shot in the head after being tortured.
Some had been burned, beaten and had eyes carved out.