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Mob kills, burns organ theft suspects

CAMOTAN — Thousands of angry Guatemalans beat a woman to death and set another on fire on suspicion they killed a girl and stole her organs to sell them, police said yesterday.

Mishel Diaz, 9, disappeared from her home in Camotan, a town near the border with Honduras, on Thursday. Her mutilated body was discovered a day later abandoned on a dirt track.

An arm was cut off, her eyes gouged out and body carved up, with the skin on her chest removed in what looked like an attempt to steal her heart and kidneys, said town police Chief Enrique Lemus.

From wire dispatches and staff reports