Missing Mexican lawmaker believed found dead

September 19, 2011 05:03

MEXICO CITY - A body believed to be that of a Mexican lawmaker who had been missing for nearly two weeks was found this weekend, local officials said on Sunday.

The body of a man fitting the description of Moises Villanueva, a representative in Mexico's lower house of Congress, was found on Saturday near a roadside in the southwest state of Guerrero, a spokesman for the local prosecutor's office told Reuters.

Villanueva had been missing since Sept. 4.

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