Activist who led search for Mexico’s missing 43 students is found dead

As violence surged in Guerrero in 2013, Miguel Angel Jimenez was among local leaders who formed community self-defense groups to take over security in areas where residents had long complained that the government wasn't doing enough.
As violence surged in Guerrero in 2013, Miguel Angel Jimenez was among local leaders who formed community self-defense groups to take over security in areas where residents had long complained that the government wasn’t doing enough.

By Catherine E. Shoichet / CNN

When he felt authorities weren’t doing enough to protect his hometown, he organized more than 100 women to police the streets.

When 43 students went missing in a controversial case that drew global attention to Mexico’s struggles with violence and corruption, he led search parties trying to find them.

And when more families in his state came forward reporting that their loved ones had disappeared, he organized searches for them, too.

Saturday night, investigators in Mexico’s Guerrero state say Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco was found dead inside a taxi he owned, with two gunshot wounds. Authorities haven’t said whether there are any suspects in the slaying.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/09/americas/mexico-missing-students-activist-killed/

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