Regional
7:29 pm
Wed August 18, 2010

Mexican Mayor Found Dead Three Days After Kidnapping

Near Monterrey, Mexico – The kidnapped mayor of a northern Mexican town has been found dead, extending a rash of deadly attacks on political figures in an area besieged by drug gang battles.

Officials say Santiago Mayor Edelmiro Cavazos' body was found Wednesday near a waterfall outside his town, which is a popular weekend getaway for residents of the industrial city of Monterrey.

Police have not determined a motive, but the assassination bore the hallmarks of drug cartels waging vicious turf battles in northeastern Mexico: Cavazos' hands were bound and his head was wrapped in tape.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.