Ten burned bodies were found in an SUV in Santiago Juxtlahuaca, a city in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, along with another body that had gunshot wounds, officials said.

The bodies were discovered on Saturday, the Oaxaca Attorney General's Office said.

The dead man with gunshot wounds was found just a few meters from the vehicle, the AG's office said.

The grisly discovery was made at a stop in the road called Tres Cruces, the AG's office said.

Oaxaca is not only one of Mexico's poorest states, but it is also the region with the largest Indian population in terms both of absolute numbers and as a proportion of the total inhabitants. EFE