Body count starts anew in Mexico after 5,400 slayings in 2008.
Tortured, mutilated, burned, hanged corpes all kinds of crime related slayings closed the year at 5,400. The corpse count begins again in Chihuahua this 2009
Seven other killings had been reported in the state of Chihuahua this year before Monday's grim finding.
Mexico tallied around 5,400 slayings in 2008, more than double the 2,477 reported in 2007, officials said.
Many of those killings occurred in the state of Chihuahua and its largest city, Ciudad Juarez, along the U.S. border. The area is a major killing field as drug cartels battle for turf, and Mexican authorities and the cartels fight each other.