Friday, July 22, 2011

U.S. federal court employee killed in Mexican border city

A U.S. federal court employee was killed earlier this month by kidnappers in Ciudad Juarez, a gritty border metropolis located across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office said. Jorge Dieppa worked as an interpreter for more than seven years, U.S. federal court spokesmen in El Paso told Efe. Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the court employee's kidnapping and murder, the Chihuahua AG's office said Wednesday. The 57-year-old victim's body was found by investigators on July 6 in an abandoned house in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's murder capital, the AG's office said. The court interpreter had been kidnapped a day earlier when he went to the border city to visit his girlfriend of five years, Mexican officials said. The U.S. federal court employee's body was mutilated and his face covered with duct tape, prosecutors said...more

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