September 3, 2014
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Police say a body with both arms cut off was found dumped on a street in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas.
Arturo Sandoval, spokesman for a regional prosecutor's office, says the victim was found late Tuesday with his severed arms crossed and placed on top of a cardboard sign on his chest. Soldiers immediately removed the sign and police have not released what it said.
Drug cartels often leave messages next to the victims they kill.
Sandoval says assailants stuffed plastic bags into the man's mouth and taped his eyes.
He says police were still trying to confirm the identification of the victim.
Ciudad Juarez is Mexico's deadliest city with more than 1,300 drug-related killings this year.