Mexican cartel gunmen torch vehicle with victim inside

(BREITBART) — MONTERREY, Nuevo León — The smell of burning flesh alerted firefighters to a body left in the trunk of a compact car, engulfed in flames.

The gruesome discovery was made at the intersection of Sinaloa and Pedro Martinez streets in the Nuevo Repueblo neighborhood, where firefighters responded to a call about a car fire.

Firefighters from Nuevo León secured the burned Nissan Tsuru that was previously reported stolen. The firefighters discovered the charred remains of a man tied up with his mouth and eyes taped over.

Nuevo León state police officers responded to the area to secure the crime scene. The neighborhood is considered a low-income known for housing cartel-connected gangs and the street-level distribution of drugs.

A law enforcement official close to the investigation revealed to Breitbart Texas that witnesses claimed the suspects pulled up in the stolen vehicle and set fire to the body before making a clean getaway. The body appears to have been placed inside the vehicle by the time the gunmen arrived at the location.

The Nuevo León Attorney General’s Office revealed that they are working to locate any tattoos that may help identify the victim collect DNA samples.

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