Body found hanging from bridge in Mexico City | Inquirer News

Body found hanging from bridge in Mexico City

/ 08:09 AM October 20, 2015

APTOPIX Mexico Violence

An unidentified dead man hangs from his waist under an overpass in the southern part of Mexico City, early Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. The man was found wrapped in white bandages and a cap, or hoodie, was covering his head. This is the first time a body appears on a bridge or overpass in Mexico City, a common practice among criminal gangs fighting for control of turf in other regions of Mexico. Mexico City authorities have repeatedly stated that the capital is safe from the wave of violence that continues to affect many parts of the country. AP Photo

MEXICO CITY—The body of a man wrapped from ankles to neck in white bandages was found Monday hanging from a bridge in Mexico City.

The city prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the man was approximately 25 years old and had had two bullet wounds to the head.


The body was found hanging from the Concordia bridge in the Acatitla neighborhood around 5 a.m. A black cloth appeared to cover his head like a hood, but his face was exposed and the rope was tied around his chest. He was not wearing shoes.


A sign with a warning was found below the bridge, about 100 yards away. Officials did not reveal what the warning was.

Hanging bodies from bridges and highway overpasses has been a feature of territorial disputes between cartels in other parts of Mexico, but has not been seen in Mexico City.

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