Family Of Mexican Marines Kidnapped, Slain

Published January 14, 2012 7:18PM (EST)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say they have arrested four men in the kidnapping and slaying of a marine officer, his two sons and his wife in the western state of Guerrero.

The Secretary of the Navy's office said in a statement that the victims disappeared on Dec. 16. One of the children is also a marine officer and the other is an enlisted marine. Several of the suspects arrested Friday have confessed to kidnapping them at a fake checkpoint and killing them.

The Navy Secretary's statement on Saturday said that the four men had been seized along with several firearms, ammunition and a set of handcuffs. It did not say if the men were associated with a particular criminal group. Investigators are searching for the bodies.

By Salon Staff

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