Mass grave containing 40 bodies of mostly women is discovered at house of former police officer-turned gang leader (photos)

Mass grave containing 40 bodies of mostly women is discovered at house of former police officer-turned gang leader (photos)



A mass grave containing up to 40 bodies of mostly women has been discovered at the house of a former police officer-turned gang leader in El Salvador.


The remains of at least 24 people have so far been recovered at the house in the municipality of Chalchuapa, northwest of the capital, San Salvador.


Hugo Ernesto Osorio Chavez is one of at least 10 people facing charges, according to the office of the attorney general.



Mass grave containing 40 bodies of mostly women is discovered at house of former police officer-turned gang leader (photos)



El Salvador officials confirmed in a statement that they were excavating graves discovered at the house of the former police officer that contained as many as 40 bodies, most of them believed to be women.


The former police officer was detained on May 8 as the main suspect in the murder of a woman and her daughter, after neighbours alerted the authorities.







During a search at his home police uncovered lifeless bodies.


Justice and Security Minister Gustavo Villatoro said DNA samples were being collected from area residents who had a missing relative to see if it matched with any of the bodies.Latest Post Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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