Under the circumstances, I think they are being champs."A 7-month-old girl, Faith Johnson, was also among the survivors.Her mother, 29-year-old Christina Langford Johnson was killed in the attack.Miller said the baby was found in her vehicle seat, uninjured.She is now back in La Mora with her grandmother". They were part of a community of dual US-Mexican citizens. She added that the vehicles were found in two separate areas, about 10 miles apart.
This frame from November 4, 2019, video by Kenny Miller and posted on the Twitter account of Alex LeBaron shows a burned-out vehicle that was being used by some members of the LeBaron family as they were driving in a convoy near the Sonora-Chihuahua border in Mexico.
"The mafia vehicles got her and four of her kids, and then set their vehicle on fire, burnt them to a crisp", said the relative.
8 injured: Eight youngsters were found alive after escaping from the vehicles and hiding in the brush, but at least five had gunshot wounds or other injuries and were taken to the USA for treatment, officials said.
Trump, who campaigned on a promise to reduce USA foreign military commitments, didn't specify what kind of help he was contemplating.
The Mormon migrants were escaping polygamy laws in the US, according to the church.
"This does sound like a awful and tragic thing", spokesman Eric Hawkin told CNN.
There are more than 12 million members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as LDS, worldwide.
Ms Miller said Rhonita, 30, was travelling with four of her seven children to pick up her husband in Arizona, where he had been working. I don't know what kind of monsters would dare to hurt women and children. "As governor, you have all my collaboration so that this doesn't remain unpunished and the responsible parties pay".
The LeBarons claim their leaders had special inspiration from God and began fighting with other polygamous sects in the 1970s, said Bowman, a history professor at Henderson State University. "This is a whole new level", said Taylor Langford, a relative of the dead who splits his time between the Mexican community and his home in the Salt Lake City suburb of Herriman, Utah.
The US ambassador to Mexico, Christopher Landau, travelled to Sonora earlier on Monday, he said on Twitter.
The governments of Chihuahua and Sonora states, both of which border the USA, issued a joint statement late on Monday saying an investigation into the incident had been launched and that some people were presumed dead and others missing.
Trump wrote, adding: "This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth. We merely await a call from your great new president!"
As Mexican authorities grapple with violence in the region, the number of killings keeps soaring. Previous year set a record for homicides in the country at 33,000 - which 2019 is on course to break. Prior to the battle in Culiacan, fourteen police officers were recently slaughtered in a cartel ambush in western Mexico, and after that a dozen suspected gunmen turned up dead.