Police in Mexico have found mass graves containing at least 15 charred bodies near where 43 students disappeared after a deadly police shooting last week.
The burial pits were found Saturday on a hill in a community outside Iguala, Southern Mexico, the town where the students were last seen.
Witnesses claimed that they had last been seen being led away by police. Twenty-two police officers were arrested in Guerrero today, accused of killing two students during the clashes last week.
Mexican authorities are investigating a mass grave discovered on the outskirts of Iguala, the same city where 43 students have been missing for a week
A Mexican navy marine guards the road that leads to the site. Witnesses claimed that the students had last been seen being led away by police
A car from the forensic technician service Servicio Medico Forense (SEMEFO) is seen in the area where a mass grave was found, in Colonia las Parotas on the outskirts of Iguala, in Guerrero
Inaky Blanco, is chief prosecutor for the violence-plagued state of Guerrero.
He told a news conference in the state capital, Chilpancingo: 'We still can't talk about an exact number of bodies. We are still working at the site.'
Reports from the scene in the community of Pueblo Viejo said at least 15 bodies were exhumed from the site.