A pack of wild dogs is being blamed for the mauling deaths of four people in Mexico City. The remains of the victims, one of which is a toddler, were found in Cerro de la Estrella, a hilltop park in Mexico’s capital where hundreds of thousands gather every holy week to watch a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ.
The first victims, a 26-year-old woman and a one-year-old child, were found by neighbors of the park on December 29. On January 4, visitors to the park discovered two more victims, a teenage couple. One of the victims called her sister pleading for help, as she and her boyfriend attempted to run from the dogs.
According to a statement from Mexico City prosecutors obtained by the Associated Press, “Experts have established that due to the gravity of the wounds, at least 10 dogs were involved in each attack.” Over 100 police officers are now scouring the park looking for the wild animals. Thus far they’ve been able to trap 25 of them, though they’ve yet to say what will be done with the dogs.