Man’s mutilated body found hanging from a bridge in Tijuana, MexicoBy AP
Friday, October 9, 2009
Mutilated body found hanging from Tijuana bridge
TIJUANA, Mexico — The mutilated body of a man has been found hanging from a bridge in the Mexican border city of Tijuana.
Prosecutors’ spokeswoman Prisma Perez says authorities have not identified the man, but believe he is Rogelio Sanchez, a Baja California state government official in charge of driver’s licenses who went missing Tuesday.
Perez says investigators suspect the homicide was related to Sanchez’s work but she would not give further details. She says Sanchez had not been under investigation for any crime.
She named no suspects. However, the homicide was characteristic of Mexico’s brutal drug gangs, which often dump mutilated victims in public places.
The body was found at 5:30 a.m. Friday in an industrial zone of Tijuana.
(This version CORRECTS first name of spokeswoman to Prisma, sted Prima)
Tags: Central America, Latin America And Caribbean, Mexico, North America, Tijuana, Violent Crime