Colombian authorities have uncovered the bodies of five men buried in a field in a remote part of Antioquia department, and the country’s largest rebel group, FARC, are the intitial suspects, local media reported on Tuesday.
The bodies, in an advanced state of composition, were allegedy found on Monday buried in a field in the village of La Bamba, two hours from the town of El Bagre, in Colombia’s north-west Antioquia department. They were in an advanced stage of decomposition and had not been buried with any identifying documents.
According to national police commander General Jose David Guzman, the five men appear to have been members of the paramilitary gang “Los Urabeños” who had, along with five other men, arrived from the port city of Cartagena two months prior, reported El Universal.
The men, reportedly of African descent, were allegedly kidnapped by the FARC on December 30 2012, and had not been seen since.
It is not yet known how long the bodies were buried for.