Bullet-ridden body of Mexican border region mayor found

January 8, 2011 04:42

MONTERREY, Mexico — Authorities in northern Mexico found a bullet-ridden body Friday that matches the description of the mayor of a town near the Texas border who disappeared two days ago.

An ID card was found on the body with the name of Mayor Saul Vara Rivera, and the body matches his description, prosecutors in northern Coahuila state said in a statement. The statement added that the body was found in the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon.

Vara Rivera is the mayor of the town of Zaragoza, located southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas. He has a wife and three sons.

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