Family of 8 massacred in Mexico
3 children among Jehovah’s Witnesses stabbed near Texas border
(LOS ANGELES TIMES) MEXICO CITY — For the second time in two months, the Mexican border city of Juarez is reeling from a harrowing massacre, the victims this time a religious family of eight, including three children, whose bound, lifeless bodies were found with multiple stab wounds, according to state officials and local media reports.
The victims, discovered Sunday, include two girls, ages 4 and 6; a 7-year-old boy; three women, ages 25, 30 and 60; and two men, ages 30 and 40, according to the Chihuahua prosecutor’s office. As of Monday, no suspects had been detained.
The newspaper El Diario reported that the dead, who had been bound and gagged with packing tape, were members of a Jehovah’s Witness group. Fellow congregation members stumbled onto the crime scene when they stopped by the family’s house to check on them after they had failed to show up for Sunday religious services, the paper reported.