Mexican security forces have found eight decomposing bodies inside a car abandoned by a water park in the northern state of Zacatecas. The most recent grisly find was in the town of Fresnillo, located roughly 455 kilometers (283 miles) northwest of the national capital Mexico City, near a warehouse where police had recently seized drugs, the state government said in a statement released on Friday, The Associated Press reported.
The statement added that the badly decomposed bodies were left there several days ago.The development comes a day after authorities in the San Luis Potosi state located a sports utility vehicle with 14 bodies stuffed inside.
Federal police said on Friday that a man who escaped from the SUV told investigator he played dead and then escaped when the gunmen stopped at a gas station.He hid in nearby hills until state police officers helped him and took him to a hospital. Drug violence has killed more than 47,500 people since former President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against Mexico's cartels, when he took office in December 2006. MP/JR