"In recent years, because of the benign prevailing climate and attractive scenery, a substantial colony of retirees, including many from the United States and Canada, has established itself on the lake's shore, particularly in the town of Ajijic, Jalisco, located just west of the city of Chapala."

May 9, 2012
"Police on Wednesday morning recovered the bodies, some of them dismembered, of at least 10 people stuffed into two small SUVs near the highway connected Guadalajara with the American and Canadian expatriate havens on the shores of Lake Chapala."

December 2, 2013
An official in Mexico's federal government says the total number of bodies found in mass graves in western Mexico is 64.
He says authorities finished searching the graves Saturday. He says many of the remains had been bound or gagged and some showed signs of torture.
The official spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case
The graves are in La Barca, a town in a remote area by Lake Chapala

February 10, 2014
Edward Kular, 84, and Nina Discombe, 72, were found dead Sunday by their gardener in a pool of blood in the living room of their home, Mexican authorities said.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials have discovered hundreds of skeletal remains scattered on ranches in a stretch of towns along the U.S.-Mexico border as they carried out a wide search to locate missing people.
Coahuila state prosecutors' spokesman Jesus Carranza said Monday that the remains were burned and extremely hard to identify.News of the grisly finds came at the same time 12 bodies were unearthed from clandestine graves in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero and about two months after 67 bodies were found in western Mexico. Such discoveries remain common despite government claims that the number of killings has gone down in the past year.