June 14 (UPI) -- The attorney general in Mexico's Baja California Sur state said authorities found two human heads and two headless bodies in tourist destinations.
The Baja California Sur State Attorney General's Office said the headless bodies were found Saturday in a stream known as El Tule in the tourist city of San José del Cabo. The office said people reported a cooler next to a black bag and informed authorities.
When authorities arrived, they discovered the headless bodies of two men, who were transferred to a medical center for identification. The office said the area is frequented by tourists and residents traveling to El Tule beach.
The office later said two heads were found early Sunday in Cabo San Lucas, which is about 18 miles from San José del Cabo. In March, two heads were also found in Cabo San Lucas in a similar event.
State prosecutors said authorities are working to determine if the two heads found on Sunday belong to the two bodies found on Saturday.
The state authority on Sunday said at least 18 bodies have been found in about a week throughout the Baja California Sur. There have been at least 200 homicides within seven months in the state's municipality of Los Cabos amid escalating drug cartel violence, El Universal reported.
State and federal authorities have deployed at least 1,000 security forces throughout Los Cabos since April.