what authorities are calling "an apparent ambush," the remains
of 17 presumed illegal immigrants where found in the back of a bullet
ridden rental delivery truck on the outskirts of Goffs, California,
a small desert town just 30 miles away from the epicenter of the "Needles
Outbreak" of the "Necro-Mortosis"
"Illegal immigrants dying during their border crossings is nothing
new," says Bea Thomas of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
"In fact, it is one of the most underreported tragedies of the
entire illegal immigration problem."
this attack is drawing the attention of Federal investigators
after evidence at the scene indicated the ambush was not conducted by
smugglers, or rival drug gangs, but vigilante 'zombie hunters'. FBI
special agent Kevin Pollock revealed to ZWN, "All the victims were
shot multiple times in the head, several posthumously. It looks like
a couple of the victims were shot outside the truck trying to escape,
and were physically returned to the truck where they were shot again
execution style. Several pairs of latex gloves where found on the
scene, which we believe were used for protection against virus
infection. And, most importantly, the words, 'Thou Shalt Not Rise,'
where found spray-painted on the side of the rental truck.
"Thou Shalt Not Rise," graffiti at crime scenes has become
with the "Templars of God," a
terrorist group operating out of
Alabama. The Templars' purported belief that vandalizing mortuaries,
corpses, and burial sites prevents the dead from rising has made them
the chief suspects in a string of mortuary fires across the South over
the past few months. "Now," according to Pollack, "it
Templars might be shifting to human targets in light of an actual
Mortosis outbreak in the United States. It is also likely that this
is the action of a new, yet to be discovered copycat group who have
co-opted the Templars' saying. Either way, they are criminals and
will be sought out and prosecuted."
is a dangerous turn of events," says Chris Jefferson, of the
Western Poverty Law Center, a group that tracks and documents the
actions and growth of hate groups and cults
in the United States and Europe. "There are growing fears among
fringe groups that illegal immigrants might carry the Mortosis virus
into the United States undetected. This is contrary to all reason
since Mexico has only had four Mortosis outbreaks, and they all were
contained within a one-week time frame. However, the perception
we know where the Needles Outbreak originated, there will be
people out there looking for someone to blame. And, as history
teaches us, those blamed are usually the poor, ethnic minorities, or
other groups deemed to be unpopular. In this case, people may very
well start blaming illegal immigrants."
ZWN zombie expert Captain
'Hawk' Heath adds another
note of caution, "This ambush was not done by a one or two nut
It shows a high degree of coordination and precision. Whoever
murdered these people must have had military training in order to
carry it out. And, there must have been a good number of them. The
police are saying the rental truck had over 250 bullet holes in it.
This probably means the vigilantes had at least 12 to 15 men with them
for the ambush, traveling in four or five vehicles. The logistics
alone for something like this are daunting.
"These are very
dangerous men. The human brain is hardwired against
killing other people. And, killing unarmed men in women in cold
blood, at close quarters, like was done here is something most trained
soldiers could not do. These are True Believers, and God only knows
what they're capable of. Hopefully, they are not as smart as I fear,
and they slipped up somehow so the police can catch them."
Highway Patrol, INS, and FBI are searching the area for
survivors of the ambush and seeking information from anyone who might
have knowledge of the attack. The bodies of the deceased will be
tested for 'Necro-Mortosis' before
being returned to Mexico for
identification and return to next of kin.
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