ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities in southern Mexico said Friday they have found 61 rotting bodies at a shuttered funeral home that offered cremation services.
A government official in the state of Guerrero says the funeral home is on the outskirts of the resort of Acapulco.
The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said the discovery was made Thursday evening. Most of the bodies were male.
Guerrero state prosecutor Miguel Angel Godinez confirmed the number of bodies in comments to local media.
Many were covered with sheets and some were doused with quick-lime, apparently to reduce the odor of rotting flesh.
Authorities entered the funeral home after receiving complaints about the smell.
The funeral home apparently had stopped operating about a year ago, but some of the bodies appeared to have been left at the site more recently.