In the first scene, an ice cooler with two heads was left on street next to a sign by a group calling itself the "new cartel de Juarez," according to Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutor.
The sign issues a warning for those against the new group.
A few hours later, two other mutilated bodies were found in another neighborhood with a sign threatening the culprits of the first attack, according to the municipal police.
The new Juarez cartel is most likely a fusion between the Sinaloa cartel and its rival the Juarez cartel, local journalists said.
Juarez , just across the U.S.-Mexico border from El Paso, Texas, is one of Mexico's deadliest cities and an epicenter of drug cartel violence. The Juarez cartel and the Sinaloa cartel are fighting a bloody turf war in the region for lucrative smuggling routes, and for drug-dealing territory in the city. Read More