MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The bodies of five men have been found on a street just north of Mexico City.
An official of the Mexico State public safety department says the five bodies were found dumped together on Monday in a small town near the capital.
The official was not authorized to be quoted by name.
The cause of death is unclear, but several of the bodies appeared to have gunshot wounds.
The capital has largely been spared the cartel violence that afflicts many regions. But the surrounding State of Mexico has seen periodic multiple killings.
And in May, 12 young people were kidnapped from a Mexico City club and killed, apparently by a drug gang.