A staff member of the Mexican Attorney General’s office was killed and two of his colleagues kidnapped in the northern state of Durango, authorities said Friday.
The three were ambushed Thursday night while traveling in an official vehicle, a spokesman for the AG’s office in Durango bureau told Efe.
Gustavo Armando Garcia Silva was killed when the attackers opened fire on the vehicle, while prosecutor Claudia Avila Yañez and investigator Gilberto Barajas were abducted.
Federal, state and local police have been joined by military personnel in the search for the captives, the spokesman said, and “all lines of investigation” are being pursued.
Avila Yañez just started working with Durango bureau a week ago and had not reported receiving any threats, the spokesman said.
UPDATE: 9 Abril, 2011 3:30 pm
The body of Ms. Carla Ávila Yáñez was found Saturday at 1:00 pm in the Villa Juarez area of Lerdo, Durango.
Durango State Investigator Gilberto Barajas Raigosa has yet to be found, dead or alive.