5 women found dead in city in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five women were found dead Friday in the city of Cuautla, south of Mexico City.

The women’s bodies were found at two different spots in the city, known as a weekend getaway for Mexico City residents.

The prosecutor in Morelos state, where Cuautla is located, said the killings appear to have been carried out by a drug gang, possibly as part of some sort of dispute.

Prosecutor Uriel Carmona said the bodies were found near a hand-lettered sign of the kind often used by drug gangs in Mexico to send messages. He said investigations into the killings continued.

Women’s killings have been a growing problem in Mexico in recent years.

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