8 dead in Mexico may have known killer
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — A second massacre in as many months has shaken the border city of Ciudad Juarez, once considered one of the most dangerous places in the world, but whose falling crime rate has been held up recently as a model for all of Mexico.
Eight members of an extended family found stabbed to death early on Sunday were not victims of organized crime and may have been killed by someone they knew, Chihuahua state officials said on Monday. There was no forced entry into the house where they were found, and the knife used in the stabbing was possibly from the kitchen, Chihuahua state Prosecutor Enrique Villareal said at a news conference.
The attack included the binding and killing of three young children and was an assault on the entire community, said Enrique Serrano, mayor of the border city across from El Paso.
All the victims had tape over their mouths, and their hands were tied, including two 4-year-olds and a 6-year-old. A 3-month-old baby was spared. The oldest victim was a 60-year-old woman, one of three adult women and two adult males killed.
State authorities are offering 300,000 pesos ($23,000) for information about the assailants.
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