5 human heads found in ice chests in central Mexico
On the top of the chests with the heads - all men between 30-45 years - were written messages like "Goyo" (idiot). The police suspect the drug cartels to be behind the killings.
Five human heads were found in ice chests on Tuesday under a ficus tree in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, police said.
The grisly find appeared to be the latest indication of drug cartels fighting for supremacy in battles that have left thousands dead.
Police in the municipality of Ixtlahuacan del Rio were informed of the discovery at 2 a.m., the prosecutor's office said in a written statement.
Each head was found in a separate ice chest beside a road leading to the city of Guadalajara, police said.
The tops of the ice chests were inscribed with messages, among them, one that threatened further violence.
"Like these, I am going to finish everyone," says one. "I'm going after you, 'Goyo.'"
Another said, "Here we go, 'Goyo,' idiot."
The victims' eyes were taped shut and the heads had been severed only a few hours before they were discovered, the statement said.