Lomas de Santa Faz, Guatemala: On Thursday, December 15, investigators arrived at an abandoned green home after residents in the area complained of a foul odor emanating from the structure.
According to information released by the Public Ministry at this time, municipal firefighters entered the residence, which is speculated to have been used as a gangster's crash house, and located a section of concrete floor that appeared to have been recently poured.
After about 12 hours of work with shovels and pickaxes, spokesman for the Municipal Fire Department Javier Soto disclosed that they recovered seven bodies in various states of decomposition that showed signs of torture according to El Heraldo, and had their hands and feet bound.
"Some were wrapped in sheets and others in nylon," Soto told La Nacion.
Moisés Ortiz, spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office revealed that the victims were all "presumed to be female and are in different states of decomposition."
The National Institute of Forensic Sciences, at this time, has confirmed that six of the bodies are female, and are working to establish cause and time of death as well as the identity of the victims.
The National Institute of Forensic Sciences would not provide an update when asked by Guate Vision regarding their efforts to identify the victims saying, "each case is different."
In their reporting, Mundo Now indicates that neighbors reported hearing loud screams coming from the home in recent days. Citing Primer Impacto, Mundo Now further reports that the possibility that the victims were killed as a part of a satanic ritual has not yet been ruled out.