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Mormons mourn their massacred kin in Mexico: 'Our lives will never be the same'

LA MORA, Mexico - In the days since her 18-year-old son breathlessly reported that something terrible had happened to her four grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Loretta Miller has cooked nonstop.

Burritos, posole, eggs, potatoes, chicken.

She has cooked to feed the Mexican federal forces sent here to protect her family, the relatives arriving to attend the funerals and the streams of international journalists who have come to this remote corner of northern Mexico to find out why nine American women and children were ambushed and killed while driving through the mountains here on Monday.

Raising 14 children and 27 grandchildren prepared Miller for this.

"We're a big family," she said as a pot of soup simmered on the stove. "We know how to deal with crowds."

While most houses in this part of Sonora state are made in the Mexican style

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