Fox News Latino
June 4, 2012

Five bodies were found burned beyond recognition inside the shell of a charred SUV along the U.S.-Mexico border — the likely result of drug cartel violence, according to an Arizona sheriff.

The bodies and vehicle were found in the Vekol Valley, a rugged, mountainous desert area that’s a well-known smuggling corridor for drugs and undocumented immigrants headed from Mexico to Phoenix and the U.S. interior.

The bodies were so badly burned that investigators couldn’t immediately determine their gender or ethnicity. While it’s unclear whether the victims were from Mexico, the sheriff’s office has notified the Mexican Consulate.

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