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Investigator in US official's slaying killed

Investigator in US official's slaying killed

Authorities say the lead investigator in the slaying in Mexico of a Southern California school board member has been killed.
Mexican officials wouldn't say whether investigator Manuel Acosta's killing was related to the killing of Agustin Roberto "Bobby" Salcedo last month, according to the Los Angeles Times newspaper.
Acosta was ambushed by gunmen Jan. 15 near his office. He died from his wounds on Tuesday.
It's unclear what impact the death of Acosta will have on the case, in which little progress has been reported.
Salcedo, a 33-year-old assistant principal in El Monte, was killed in December while he and his wife were visiting relatives in Gomez Palacio, Mexico. Salcedo, who was re-elected in November to a second term on the school board, and five other people were abducted from a restaurant and later found shot in the head.