Members of the Mormon colony at La Mora, Mexico, came back to the United States nearly a week after an attack Monday in which nine women and children were killed by what authorities said were people from drug cartels.

Funerals for the nine killed have taken place in the last three days.

The families had lived in two hamlets in Mexico's Sonora state: La Mora and Colonia LeBaron.

The attack occurred as the women traveled with their children to visit relatives.

Other residents of the hamlets planned to depart in the coming days. – Associated Press

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Rick Wiley is the photo editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. From 1995-2004, he was director of photography at the East Valley Tribune in Mesa. From 1988-94 he was a photographer at the Tucson Citizen. He is a graduate of ASU (yes, that ASU).