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Authorities confirm bodies found are four Playa del Carmen municipal employees

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The bodies of four municipal employees have been confirmed found dead in the back of a pickup. On Saturday afternoon, the FGE of Quintana Roo confirmed the finding from Saturday morning.

In a social media post, the FGE of Quintana Roo reported the start of an investigation into locating those responsible for murders of four municipal employees. All four were men.

On Saturday afternoon, Raúl Tassinari, the Secretary of Public Security of Solidaridad, gave a press conference. He said they are working in coordination with the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) in the case of the multiple homicide in the Ejidal neighborhood.

He reported that the discovery of the four bodies was made at 7:40 a.m. on 70th Avenue and 18th Street. The four men were found deceased laying uncovered in the bed of a former Municipal Transit police truck.

Police were made aware of the discovery by area residents who called 911. Tassinari confirmed that all four men were Solidaridad city hall workers from the Playa del Carmen Inspection Department.

During his Saturday afternoon press conference, Tassinari said the four murders were likely in reaction to “advancements against crime” in the municipality.

“Criminal interests are being affected and that is a reaction to the intense work that has been carried out to inhibit the actions of organized crime,” he said during his press conference at the Municipal Palace.