The mutilated bodies of six people were found on Thursday in a vehicle in southern Mexico, authorities said -- the latest gruesome discovery in a country riven by gang-related violence. Reuters, citing a statement from the attorney general's office of Guerrero, reported that the severed heads of six men were discovered on top of a Volkswagen abandoned on a busy boulevard in the town of Chilapa de Alvarez.
According to local authorities, a warning sign strung from two trees was also found at the gruesome scene, Reuters reported.
"In Chilapa selling crystal, kidnapping, extortion and stealing are strictly prohibited. This will happen to anyone who messes around," the sign reads, according to a photo of the crime scene provided by the police to Reuters. "Capital punishment is the sentence for all these crimes.