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Bones found in Mexico pit used by 'body-dissolver'


TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Prosecutors in the border city of Tijuana have unearthed human bones and teeth from pits once used by a man known as the "stew-maker," who confessed to dissolving the bodies of drug cartel victims.

The head of the Baja California prosecutors' office of disappearances says about 30 bone fragments and 15 tooth fragments have been unearthed at a ranch in eastern Tijuana that was once occupied by Santiago "El Pozolero" Meza Lopez.

Pozole is a form of hominy stew, based on corn processed with caustic soda. A similar process was purportedly used to dissolve the bodies.

Prosecutor Miguel Angel Guerrero says the remains were found on Monday.

Meza Lopez was arrested in 2009 and confessed to dissolving at least 300 bodies.

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