On October 4, the bodies of four young catechists were found in a lemon orchard in San Juan de Los Plátanos, a community in the Mexican state of Michoacán.
Willibaldo Hernández, Adán Valencia, Jesús López Urbina, and Jesús
Ayala Aguilar were tortured before they were murdered.
They belonged to
Arcoiris, a youth evangelization organization that arose from the
A local drug cartel is suspected of carrying out the murders; one of
victims was an ex-member of a vigilante group opposed to the cartels.