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Two police officers found dead in southern Mexico

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • They were among the 9 officers who disappeared Friday
  • Their vehicle was found nearby
  • The search is on for the missing 7

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- Two of nine police officers who disappeared Friday were found dead Saturday morning near the border of Mexico state and Guerrero state, police said, according to the state-run news agency Notimex.

The bodies of Jose Guadalupe Espinosa Roman and Salvador Moran Cuevas were located between Cerro Cortado in the municipality of Teloloapan in the southern state of Guerrero and El Revelado, in the municipality of Tlatlaya in the adjacent state of Mexico, it said.

The official vehicle in which they had been traveling to investigate a death in Cerro Cortado was found nearby, it said.

The two were among nine members of the Police Investigative Ministry (PIM) who came under attack Friday by 30 armed individuals, it said.

A search was underway for the missing seven police, said PIM Director Jose Fernando Monrreal Leyva, according to Notimex.