Miguel Angel Jimenez, a political activist who played a prominent early role in the search for 43 students and other missing people in southern Mexico, was slain over the weekend, an associate said Monday.
The bullet-ridden body of Jimenez, a member of the Union of Towns and Organizations, or UPOEG for its initials in Spanish, was found in a car near a town where he had helped found a community police program.
UPOEG leader Bruno Placido confirmed the death and said Jimenez had received threats related to his search efforts.
Jimenez began organizing searches for 43 teachers' college students . . .