Aug 27, 2010

Report: Mexican cop investigating murders of 72 migrants is dead

07:30 PM

The Mexican detective heading the investigation into the murders of 72 migrants has been found dead near the massacre site along with another officer, Britain's Guardian reports, citing local media.

Roberto Suarez has been missing since Wednesday. A local officer was with him. "I am almost certain my husband and the other man were kidnapped," his wife told the BBC.

No official confirmation yet that Suarez and his partner are dead.

Earlier today officials began identifying the 58 men and 14 women who were headed to Texas. Their bodies were found on a ranch in San Fernando, about 100 south of the border. Police believe they were killed by the Zetas drug cartel. ... -is-dead/1