Texas prosecutor's death was suicide: Mexican official

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 8:21 PM

MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - Autopsy results show a South Texas prosecutor killed himself by ingesting poison over the weekend in Mexico, according to the Mexican state of Tamaulipas attorney general's office.

Cameron County Assistant District Attorney Arturo Jose Iniguez was found dead Saturday in Matamoros, Mexico.

Tamaulipas officials said in a press release posted on the state website that they would share the results of the investigation into Iniguez's death with U.S. authorities.

Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos said in a written statement on Tuesday that he expects to receive case information from Tamaulipas officials early next week.

He added that a second autopsy would be performed by a pathologist in Texas, and it would not be possible to make a final determination on Iniguez's cause of death "until we conclude the review of all evidence" in the case.

Iniguez, 26, lived in Laguna Vista, Texas, with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. His funeral is set for Thursday.

Matamoros is a city of about 489,000 residents across the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas.

(Reporting by Jared Taylor; Editing by Greg McCune and Jerry Norton)