Seven bodies found on field outside north Mexican village

The Associated Press

MEXICO — Police say the naked bodies of six men and a woman have been found on an outdoor basketball court in northern Mexico.

Police say the bodies, which bore signs of violence, were found in a village outside the city of Durango. The victims were residents of the village. Investigators say they haven’t yet determined a motive.

In Acapulco, police on Wednesday found the decapitated bodies of a man and a woman inside an abandoned taxi.

The Pacific port city has seen vicious drug-related following the 2010 arrest of suspected capo Edgar Valdez Villareal, a Texas-born man known as “La Barbie.”

Overall, Mexico’s drug war has claimed more than 35,000 lives since President Felipe Calderon launched it in late 2006. Others put the death toll at 40,000.