Three students go missing, are ostensibly murdered and dissolved in acid by drug cartel

March 19, 2018Tonala, Jalisco, MexicoThree cinematography students — Javier Salomón Aceves Gastélum (25), Marco García Francisco Ávalos (20), and Jesús Daniel Díaz (20) — go missing The students attended the Universidad de Medios Audiovisuales in Guadalajara, and traveled to Tonala about 17 km (10.5 miles) away to film a college project. Unbeknownst to the men,…

Man kills wife, 6 children, self

March 15, 1926 Chihuahua City, Mexico Efren (or Elfren) Loweree kills his wife and sons before taking his own life According to reports, Loweree told his six sons and wife to pray for their souls before beating them to death with a hammer. Loweree then decapitated the boys with a razor blade and shot himself…

FLW: tell them I said something

Famous Last Words Francisco "Pancho" Villa (born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula) Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico July 20, 1923 Villa, a Mexican revolutionary general and folk hero, and 4 of his associates were assassinated by a group of 7 riflemen. It's not clear why his assassination was carried out; some believe it was due to a feud…

The Torreón massacre: 300+ dead when Mexican citizens attacked Chinese immigrants for taking away jobs

May 15, 1911 Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico Maderistas (members of revolutionary militia) attack the city, resulting in the deaths of over 300 The massacre, which spanned from May 13-15, was a result of civil unrest over recent arrivals of Chinese immigrants, whom the Maderistas believed were taking the jobs of Mexican women. The Leavenworth Post (Leavenworth,…

49 headless, mutilated bodies found dumped on highway

May 13, 2012 Between Monterrey and Reynosa, Nuevo León, Mexico 49 decapitated, mutilated bodies are found dumped on Mexican Federal Highway 40 The victims, 43 men and 6 women, were tortured, decapitated, had their hands and feet removed, and were stuffed in plastic bags. There were signs of decomposition, and were likely dead for some…