3 more human heads found in western Mexico town

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) Police have found three human heads in the same small town in western Mexico where another three heads were found a day earlier.

Michoacan state prosecutors' spokesman Alejandro Arellano says the heads found Friday were left at a monument in Los Reyes, a town where "self-defense" vigilantes have clashed with drug traffickers in recent months.

Arellano says a note threatening the town's self-defense group was left near the human remains.

A message was also left Thursday but authorities wouldn't reveal its content.

Self-defense squads have been forming in recent months in Michoacan by people who say they are fighting drug cartels.

Last month, police found the bodies of two men hanging from a tree in the town of Los Reyes along with a message threatening the community's self-defense group.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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