The local authorities have accepted that this was an irregular common burial site where bodies from the morgue were dumped without proper registration. Activists fear it may also contain the victims of extrajudicial killings, and forced disappearances.
Over 70 mayors have been killed over the last ten years in Mexico but while many have been rumored to have made deals with criminal groups, Gisela Mota enjoyed a clean reputation.
Gunmen killed Gisela Mota Ocampo on Saturday morning at her house in the city of Temixco in the state of Morelos. Morelos Governor Graco Ramírez attributed the attack to organized crime.
The famed creator of the Blanco Bounce first swore when he won the election, then he disappeared for months, and now he's in a scrap with the state governor and the city council he accused of plotting against him.
Jorge Parral Rabadan beat out 1,000 applicants for a job running a Mexican border bridge with Texas. He denounced rising insecurity at his post until he was kidnapped, taken to a ranch, and killed by point-blank gunfire from the Mexican military.