Retired Mexican general slain after car accident

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Posted: May 22, 2011 7:34 PM
Retired Mexican general slain after car accident

Federal prosecutors in Mexico say they are investigating the slaying of a retired general who was shot outside Mexico City after a road accident.

The federal prosecutors office says it has taken on the investigation because of suspicions that organized crime is involved.

Retired Gen. Jorge Juarez Loera was killed in a suburb of the capital Friday, but the defense ministry didn't announce his death until Sunday.

Juarez Loera previously served as commander of a military region that includes the drug trafficker-ridden states of Chihuahua and Coahuila in Mexico's north.