The bodies of five people including two women were found Saturday inside a vehicle in southern Guatemala.

A Volunteer Firefighters' spokesperson told reporters that the five bodies were bound hand and foot, showed signs of torture and that "they were possibly suffocated inside the vehicle" that was parked in a poor neighborhood in the city of Escuintla, 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of Guatemala City.

The victims have not yet been identified and, according to a National Civil Police report, small amounts of cocaine, credit cards and cash were found inside the vehicle.

With an average of 16 homicides a day, Guatemala is considered one of Latin America's most violent countries because of the countless crimes perpetrated by youth gangs and organized crime. EFE