Mexico Mayor’s Killer Reveals Clandestine Graves of 4 People

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
January 5, 2016 Updated: January 5, 2016

MEXICO CITY—A member of the gang that killed a mayor in southern Mexico revealed the site of clandestine graves holding the remains of four other people, prosecutors said Tuesday.

An official of the prosecutors’ office in the southern state of Morelos said investigators have found four bodies in two pits in a rural area.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he or she was not authorized to be quoted by name.

The suspect was not named because he is a minor. He was arrested with two other people in the Saturday killing of the mayor of city of Temixco, south of the Morelos state capital of Cuernavaca. The suspect told police he belongs to the Rojos drug gang that apparently killed and buried the four men, who remain unidentified.

The official said the father of Mayor Gisela Mota described the killing, which occurred at the family’s home.

A group of armed assailants burst into the house of Mayor Gisela Mota and asked her family which one of them was the mayor. “Mota answered ‘that’s me,’ and that’s when they shot her,” the official said.