A Mexican bishop is calling on officials to shed light on the 88 bodies found in the city of San Fernando.
Bishop Faustino Armendariz Jimenez of Matamoros, Mexico expressed the diocese's condolences and urged prayers for justice.
“It saddens us to the see how the culture of death is entrenched in our communities. However, we continue to trust in the God of life and we raise our prayers to Him that there will be justice,” the bishop said.
The bodies were discovered in 14 mass graves located on a ranch in San Fernando. The city is nearly 90 miles from the U.S. border.
Police were led to several graves over the weekend after detaining a suspect from the gang, Los Zetas. The suspect is among a group of 16 arrested for their roles in the recent disappearance of two passenger buses.