5 University Students Found Dead in Mexico

CELAYA, Mexico – The bodies of five university students were discovered on Sunday in a vehicle on a secluded road in northern Mexico, according to local authorities. The victims, all male students at Latina University of Mexico, were found outside Celaya, a city that has experienced ongoing violence from drug cartels in recent years. The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

Guanajuato state governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez expressed his condolences and vowed to take swift action. “I have instructed the state security institutions to implement an exhaustive operation with the support of federal and municipal agencies to reinforce security in the region and find those responsible as soon as possible; these acts will not go unpunished,” he said.

Celaya mayor Javier Mendoza Márquez also condemned the killings, calling them a “cowardly act.” The local authorities are currently investigating the incident, and although local reports suggest the victims were shot to death, prosecutors have yet to confirm the cause of death.

This tragic event occurs just a few months after a car bomb detonated by a drug cartel claimed the life of a National Guard officer in Celaya. The Santa Rosa de Lima cartel, engaged in a long-standing turf war with the Jalisco cartel, was deemed responsible for the car bomb.

The merciless attack on these young individuals serves as a grim reminder of the dangers posed by the escalating drug trade in Mexico. The authorities are determined to solve this case and prevent further bloodshed. The investigation into the deaths of these university students continues, and further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.