Monday, October 18, 2010

Mexico Halts Search for Missing American’s Body

Police in Tamaulipas state have suspended the search for the body of an American missing since late September and presumed killed by drug traffickers in Falcon Lake, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, state officials said. The search for David Hartley’s body “was suspended on Thursday (Oct. 14) because new strategies are going to be developed to try to find the body,” Tamaulipas state Attorney General’s Office spokesman Ruben Dario said Saturday. Hartley and his wife, Tiffany, who lived in McAllen, Texas, were riding jet skis on Sept. 30 at the reservoir when they were attacked and chased by men aboard a boat, the victim’s wife told police. Hartley was shot in the head, Tiffany Hartley, who managed to escape to Texas, said. Tamaulipas Gov. Eugenio Hernandez said during a visit to the United States on Friday that the search had been halted because of the lack of results. Searchers have found no traces of Hartley’s body or his jet ski, officials said...more

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