THE charred corpses and decapitated heads of 15 men and women have been found in Mexico.
Detectives have revealed a chilling note was found next to a human head as they made a series of horrifying discoveries in the resort town of Tijuana.
Shocking statistics show the city records an average of seven murders a day, KRQE reports.
The heads of a man and a woman were found outside a residential compound in the El Mirador neighborhood just after 5 a.m. local time, Zeta Tijuana reports.
The cops found a note that read: “This is for all the women who support the plague in Playas, there is already a new administration: La Menchiza.”
A half-buried body was discovered the same day and Gonzalo Chavarria Ramirez, 43, was found shot dead.
Police later discovered a woman’s head in a bag and said she had a decapitation wound to her neck.
A man, believed to be between 65 and 70, was found in a cubicle near a high school, while cops dug up two legs belonging to a woman in a second cubicle.
The victims have not been identified as investigations continue.
Cops found the charred remains of two people near a hot tub factory and a manufacturing plant.
The two victims have not been identified due to their decomposed condition.
And, a badly decomposed body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Las Torres.
Police say 28-year-old Jorge Alberto Sonora Carazza was found shot dead and discovered a burned body in the Paseos del Vergel neighborhood.
A wave of violence has been reported across Mexico in recent months.
Authorities said a cartel massacred two priests inside a church and stole their bodies.
Jesuit Catholic priests Javier Campos Morales, 79, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, 80, were shot dead as they tried to help tour guide Pedro Eliodoro Palma.
The Chihuahua state attorney’s office said Palma took refuge in the church to protect himself from an attack by a drug gang.
The bodies of the three men were then taken away by a group of men in the back of a van.
Cops identified the prime suspect as mobster Jose Noriel Portillo, known as El Chueco, according to local press.
El Chueco would lead a cell of the “Gente Nueva” criminal syndicate, the armed and operational arm of the Sinaloa Cartel in Chihuahua.
And, Raphaël Huppé and Fannie Lorrain, of Quebec, Canada, were found dead in a hotel or condominium in Playa del Carmen on June 20.
Prosecutors told state media that Huppé, 44, was on an Interpol wanted list for fraud.
In March, sanitation workers reportedly discovered the dismembered remains of four adult men at Villas del Sol in Playa del Carmen.
Robert Almonte, a former U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, warned that tourist resorts are currently a war zone.
Mr Almonte, who is an expert on drug cartels, told The Sun: “It is not safe to go to resorts.
“Cartels don’t pay much attention to how they kill.”