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4 investigators go missing in Mexico



Published: Thu, May 9, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

4 investigators go missing in Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico

Authorities in northern Mexico say three police officers working for Interpol in Mexico and a federal investigator have been missing since Monday.

Chihuahua state Gov. Cesar Duarte says state and federal police are searching for the four men, all Mexican citizens.

The officers were last seen in Chihuahua city, where they were assigned to special operations. Authorities say they disappeared while driving from Chihuahua city to Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas.

Duarte didn’t offer a motive in the disappearances or any other details Wednesday, but hundreds of people have gone missing in Chihuahua state, where drug gangs have been fighting a turf battle for several years.

Bodies on Kansas farm were missing mom, 2 men

OTTAWA, Kan.

Authorities on Wednesday identified two men and a woman found slain on an eastern Kansas farm and continued searching for the woman’s 18-month-old daughter, who was last seen at the same property where the bodies were discovered.

Franklin County Sheriff Jeffrey Richards said at a news conference Wednesday that law enforcement officials were questioning a person of interest they located in Emporia, about 50 miles southwest of the Ottawa farm where the bodies were found earlier this week. Richards said no charges had been filed in the case.

Small helicopter crashes in Honolulu

HONOLULU

A small helicopter lost power and came crashing down on a busy downtown Honolulu street, but authorities say no one is badly hurt.

Capt. Terry Seelig of the Honolulu Fire Department says it’s “pretty miraculous” that a male passenger suffered only minor injuries.

The helicopter was on a photography flight when it lost power Wednesday afternoon, forcing a crash landing on Fort Street. The crash happened in front of a fire station. Seelig says firefighters heard the crash and ran out to help.

Associated Press


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