Police came across the bodies after carrying out a search for a person who had been reported missing in the last week. They were reportedly all left within a radius of just over one mile.
The commander of the local police station, Omar Novoa, said, “There is no type of formation [to the bodies]. They were just everywhere. No one had noticed.”
Due to the state of composition of the bodies, which had been exposed to the elements and to scavengers, authorities have so far been unable to identify the official cause of death, age or sex for each person.
With the support of Colombia’s Technical Investigation Team (CTI) the bodies have since been removed from the site and will undergo further forensics at a local morgue.