News Americas, Peten, Guatemala, Mon. May 16, 2011: Twenty nine headless bodies have been found in Peten province Guatemala, police said Sunday.
The killings are believed to be drug related but police spokesman Donald Gonzalez told Reuters the massacre was the “worst” in modern times. He added that the victims appeared to have been ambushed by gunmen.
The decapitated bodies included 25 men, two children and two women and were discovered at a ranch about 310 miles north of the capital.
Northern Guatemala is a transit point for drugs smuggled from South America to the United States, according to U.S. State Department reports.