Police find body of missing Mexican congressman

AP News
Posted: Sep 18, 2011 3:30 PM
Police find body of missing Mexican congressman

Police in southern Mexico say they have found the bodies of a federal congressman and his driver. Moises Villanueva and the driver had been missing since Sept. 4.

Guerrero state police chief Ramon Almonte says residents saw the badly decomposed bodies in a river in the town of Huamuxtitlan and alerted police on Saturday.

The missing men disappeared after leaving a party held by a fellow member of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party in the town of Tlapa de Comonfort in Villanueva's district.

Almonte said Sunday both men still had on the clothes they were wearing the day they disappeared.

Almonte says police have not determined a motive for the death of the 46-year-old lawmaker.