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Mexican authorites discover 38 burned human body fragments in clandestine gravesite near Texas border

September 29, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican authorites discover 38 burned human body fragments in clandestine gravesite near Texas border

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Mexican authorities discovered 38 human body fragments during a search near the border city of Reynosa.

Tamaulipas state officials collected the remains and turned them over to forensic investigators to attempt to identify the victims, according to the El Universal.

The border cities of Reynosa and Matamoros continue to be the epicenter of a violent turf war between rival drug cartels.

The battle is linked to the control of lucrative drug and human smuggling corridors into Texas.

Mass graves, cartel death fields, and incineration sites are now a common scene in the Mexican border cities located directly south of Texas.

The Mexican military discovered a similar killing field in May, where cartel associates used large drums and tires to cremate their victims.

The site was discovered relatively close to the Rio Grande River banks.

Last year, a series of photographs were released of a large cartel crematorium inside of an abandoned residence in Reynosa. Cartel gunmen used industrial drums to incinerate the remains of their victims.

Last September, a clandestine mass grave in Rio Bravo was discovered, where members of the Gulf Cartel buried the bodies of rival gunmen.

In the same month, another cartel incineration site with 55-gallon drums used to incinerate victims was discovered along with human bone fragments and skulls.

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