Eight bodies were pulled from a well nearby a Mexican nightclub where 20 people went missing after witnesses reported hearing gunfire and vehicles speeding away from the area. Members of a popular Columbia-style band are among those missing and a Mexican governor claims that there is evidence that the eight bodies may be those of Kombo Kolombia members, according to Comcast Xfinity on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
Officials report that the well could still hold more bodies as the search of the area continues. Governor Rodrigo Medina reported to the media today that “we have evidence that indicates that the bodies may very well be the members of this band.”
The bodies were found in a well that is in a vacant lot in the town of Mina, nearby where band members went missing from the night club, according to the Toronto Star today.
The very popular Kombo Kolombia band and their crew were reported missing early Friday after playing a private show in the bar late Thursday night.
Family members of the band went to the nightclub where the band members vehicles are still parked. The family members then reported their loved ones missing. The families also reported losing cell-phone contact with the members of the band after they went to the bar to play the gig for the private party. Most of the musicians in Kombo Kolombia are from the area where they went missing.
The group played this engagement in a local bar, but they are a big name in Mexico when it comes to music and also perform many concerts in much bigger venues.
It was around 4 a.m. on Friday morning when people in the area of the bar heard gunshots followed by vehicles leaving the area at a high rate of speed. This is not the first time members of a band have gone missing. In recent years bands that perform “narcocorridos” celebrating the exploits of drug traffickers have been killed.
Kombo Kolumbia was not one of those types of bands, they didn’t play that kind of music. Their songs and lyrics did not contain violence and they did not perform songs that have lyrics about drug trafficking. The band played Columbia-style music, known as Vallenato.