Five corpses found in clandestine burial pit in southern Mexico

Mexican authorities say they have found a clandestine burial pit with at least five corpses in a town where President Andres Manuel López Obrador got his political start. (MGN)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican authorities say they have found a clandestine burial pit with at least five corpses in a town where President Andres Manuel López Obrador got his political start.

Prosecutors in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco say they found the bodies of five adults after a day of digging, but can't determine their ages or identities yet.

The state prosecutor’s office said late Tuesday that “there are indications there could be more in the pit,” but that would have to be confirmed by further excavation.

The pit was found in the Tabasco township of Nacajuca, where López Obrador served as the government representative for the Indigenous Institute.