Eight bodies found and may be workers kidnapped from a Mexican resort

Mexico City (AP) — Eight bodies were found on Saturday on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and appear to have been kidnapped from a resort on the Caribbean coast.

Yucatan prosecutors said the body was probably the body of a man reportedly kidnapped in the laid-back beach town of Xcalak.

Xcalak, sometimes referred to as Xcalac (a spelling used by prosecutors), is located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Caribbean coast near Belize.

At least seven, and perhaps eight, were reported kidnapped from Xcalak’s ranch on Friday.

The body was found by farmers in a field in the village of Yucatan, which crossed the border with Quintana Roo. Yucatan prosecutors said they did not appear to have been killed where they were found, but were probably just dumped there.

Authorities did not identify the abducted men, but local media reported they were coastal ranch workers.

So far, Xcalak has largely escaped the violence that has plagued other beach towns in Quintana Roo. However, in the past it has been known that drug packages have been washed ashore there.