A woman’s body was found in the Mexican state of Michoacan on Tuesday, and authorities said it could be the body of a missing woman.
Mexican media reported that the body was discovered in a ravine about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City.
Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said in a statement that the death occurred about a week ago.
It’s not clear if the body belongs to a missing person, INAH Director Miguel Velasco said.
“This is a very difficult case,” Velascon said.
He added that INAH had dispatched a forensic expert to the scene.
Mexicos authorities have not yet released the name of the woman.
The case was first reported by local media on Thursday.
In addition to the woman’s identity, her cause of death is unknown.
Mexica’s state of Chihuahua reported that a drug cartel hit a police station in the state on Tuesday and killed two officers.
The bodies of two of the officers were recovered by security forces, the state’s official news agency reported.
The drug cartel, called the Knights Templar, is a powerful organization that controls much of northern Mexico.
It has long sought to expand its territory in northern Mexico and has waged a campaign of kidnappings and bombings in the last decade.