Family killed in Mexico: First funerals Thursday for Americans slain by drug cartel gunmen

Family killed in Mexico: First funerals Thursday for Americans slain by drug cartel gunmen

Share This Content
Under a strong security presence, this remote farming community prepared to hold the first funerals Thursday for some of the nine American women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen.

Dozens of high-riding pickups and SUVS, many with U.S. license plates from as far away as North Dakota, bumped across dirt and rock roads over desert, arid grasslands and pine-covered mountains Wednesday as night fell on this community of about 300 people.

Many of the residents are dual U.S. and Mexican citizens who consider themselves Mormon but are not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

At least 1,000 visitors were expected to bunk down in the hamlet overnight ahead of Thursday's funerals, filling floor space in the 30 or so homes or sleeping in tents they brought with them.

At least one cow was slaughtered to help feed the masses, as well as the few dozen Mexican
soldiers guarding the entrance to La Mora.

Read more: https://7ny.tv/2WSHcpq

Check out more Eyewitness News - http://7ny.tv/2suJHTd

NEW HERE? –

Hi! We’re abc7NY, also known as Channel 7 on TV, home to Eyewitness News, New York’s Number 1 news. We hope you love us on YouTube as much as you do on television!

OUR SOCIAL MEDIA –

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ABC7NY/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc7ny
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/abc7ny/


NEWS TIPS:
Online: http://abc7ny.com/submit-a-news-tip/2599968/
Phone: 917-260-7700
Email: [email protected]

#abc7NY #localnews #nyc