Violence in Mexico Continues – at Least Eight Bodies Found in a Well Near Monterrey

Police search for bodies near Mina

Police search for bodies near Mina

By Dawn Cranfield

Violence in Mexico Continues – at Least Eight Bodies Found in a Well Near Monterrey

So far, at least eight bodies have been found in a well in Mina, near the northern city of Monterrey, Mexico.  However, Governor Rodrigo Medina believes there could be as many as 10 corpses near the site where 20 people went missing last Thursday night.

As of yet, there has been no confirmation that the bodies belong to the band Kombo Kolombia or their crew; although, it has been widely speculated it will eventually be confirmed the dead are the 16 band members are 4 crew.  Relatives alerted authorities when they could not reach their loved ones after the group was hired to perform for a private party in Hidalgo on Thursday night.

The Columbian-style band was known for playing vallenato, a type of music popular in Nuevo Leon.  Most of the members of the band were locals; they held large concerts as well as played in bars.

Police began their search for the 20 men when relatives first lost cell-phone contact with the men on Thursday night after their performance.  When they arrived at the club, the found the vehicles of the band members, but could not

Kombo Kolombia

Kombo Kolombia

find the men.

Residents around the area reported hearing gunfire around 4 a.m. Friday followed by vehicles speeding away from the establishment.  However, officials claim it is a common occurrence in the area; though they did find spent bullets nearby.

According to many news agencies, Yahoo and Huffington Post included, it is not an infrequent incident for performers to be killed following a performance.  “Members of other musical bands, usually groups that perform “narcocorridos” celebrating the exploits of drug traffickers, have been killed in Mexico in recent years. But Kombo Kolombia did not play that type of music, and its lyrics did not deal with violence or drug trafficking.”  (

It is incredibly appalling to accept such an event so flatly and apathetically; Mexico and her citizens are out of control with their indifference towards human life.  Their government must find a way to take over, lest the drug cartels become more in control than they appear to be.

La Carreta - Club where Kombo Kolombia was playing on Thursday night

La Carreta – Club where Kombo Kolombia was playing on Thursday night

While it is possible these men did nothing to add to their own demise, such as participating in any type of drug scheme; they may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Still, accepting a job by nefarious criminals put them at risk, if that was the case.  If you lie with dogs, you are going to get fleas.

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