Monday, April 25, 2011

Four women, teenage girl found stripped with throats slashed in Acapulco beauty parlor

Mexico was stunned by a shocking new massacre Monday after four women and a teenage girl who worked in an Acapulco beauty parlor were found stripped and slaughtered.

The 14-year-old and two of the women were found on the second floor of shop Sunday with their hands bound - and their throats cuts.

Two other victims were found elsewhere in the resort city - one dumped on a street behind a church and the other in an abandoned car.

None of the slain women was identified; police said the teen had worked at the salon for just five days.

A favorite stop for American tourists, Acapulco has been convulsed in recent months by violent turf wars between rival drug gangs that have left thousands dead in Mexico.

Still, mass murders of women are not the way traffickers usually settle scores, police said.

In this case, "a massage parlor was found where sexual acts may have been performed, although this is still under investigation," Fernando Monreal Leyva, chief of detectives for the Guerrero state police, told The Associated Press. (read more)