Chihuahua State Police: "Inmates Had a Party Before Prison Riot"
POSTED: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 8:26am
UPDATED: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 8:40am
JUAREZ, Mexico - According to Chihuahua State Police, about 40 inmates had a party inside Cereso Prison before Monday night's deadly riot.
Police also said four underage women were brought into the jail for the party.
Investigators recovered 729 bullets after the massacre, and are now interviewing about 400 inmates to find the gunmen.
Police say there were six machine guns involved, but only one has been recovered and the other five are still missing.
The Cereso Prison spokesman has said that it was not an attempted prison break, however investigators said they found several inmates in the tunnels that lead out of the jail.