MEXICO CITY (Meredith) -- Several suspects have been detained by Mexican authorities in connection to the massacre of nine members of a Mormon group which occurred near the US-Mexico border in early November, according to The New York Times.
The detentions of the suspects were the result of an operation carried out by members of the Mexican armed forces and intelligence agents, The Times reports citing the office of Mexico’s attorney general.
Another suspect related to the case living in Mexico City was detained in November.
No further information is known about the suspects’ identities or their connection to the murders.
"Women and children (between 14 years old and 10 months) were massacred, burnt alive. Mothers were screaming for the fire to stop,"
The November 4 massacre gained national attention and included the deaths of three women, four children and two infants. The slain members shot while in vehicles and all were dual US-Mexican citizens.
Later investigations revealed the group was traveling between the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua and was ambushed by the criminal groups.