Ciudad Victoria (Mexico), May 27 (AFP) The bodies of six women who had been kidnapped a day earlier were found yesterday in northern Mexico, authorities said. Also Read - 'Another Phase of Greatest Witch Hunt', Says Donald Trump After US Senate Acquits Him in Historic Impeachment Trial

The women were kidnapped a day earlier by armed men from inside a food company, in Tamaulipas state. The bodies were located along a highway in the northern state. Also Read - 5 Dead In Massive Crash Involving Over 80 Cars On Icy Texas Highway | Video

The state, south of the US state of Texas, is among the hardest hit by Mexico’s violent crime, much of it gang and drug related. Also Read - US Court Seeks Status Report On Visas To Family Members Of H1-B Holders

Authorities said they were investigating the crime.

Racked by brutal violence linked to the multi-billion-dollar narcotics trade, the country posted a record number of homicides last year: 25,339. (AFP) KIS KIS

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