Texas prosecutor's death was suicide: Mexican officials

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 4:49 PM

By Jared Taylor

MCALLEN, Tex (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 on Monday that no weapon was used but that his office was not yet ready to call the death a suicide.

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.

(Editing by Corrie MacLaggan and Greg McCune)