Chihuahua state investigators discovered five unidentified bodies found buried in the yard of a home in Juárez this week.
The hidden grave was found after state investigators served a search warrant at a home on Huejotzingo street in the Diaz Ordaz area close to the Camino Real mountain road southwest of downtown, the state attorney general's office said.
Crime scene investigators using search dogs and ground-penetrating radar found the bodies along with clothing, bullet casings and other evidence, authorities said.
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The Chihuahua attorney general's office said that the bodies were taken to laboratories for analysis and to identify what officials described as homicide victims.
A potential cause of death and other information has not been disclosed. Juárez news outlets described the bodies as being those of men who may have been recently executed.
There have been about 1,300 homicides in Juárez this year.
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