According to the National Civilian Police (PNC), at least twenty people were killed on a farm in the department of Peten in northern Guatemala. According to Director Jaime Leonel Otzín, the PNC is attempting to determine whether today's massacre is linked to yesterday's killing of Haroldo Waldemar Leon Lara.
Haroldo Leon was killed while traveling with Q250,000 to pay an estate bill. He is the brother of Juan Jose "Juancho" Leon, a Guatemalan trafficker who was killed by the Zetas in 2008. (See Prensa Libre and Miami Herald)
***According to the most recent El Periodico and Siglo XXI versions of the massacre, 25 men and 2 women people were decapitated. There are no signs of gunshots.
According to El Periodico, the killers left a note with a message directed towards an unnamed businessman. Siglo XXI says nothing about a note but does say that the 27 men and women worked on the Los Cocos farm where they were killed and that the farm belonged to Haroldo Leon.