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Mexico opens probe into reported death of tourist

Mexico opens probe into reported death of tourist
Friday, October 8, 2010 - 10:50am

ZAPATA, Texas (AP) - The Mexican government tells The Associated Press it's opened a federal investigation into the reported shooting of an American tourist on a U.S.-Mexico border lake.

A statement from Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided to AP also "categorically rejects claims to the effect that Mexican authorities are not doing enough to find" Dennis Hartley.

Tiffany Hartley says her husband was shot and killed by Mexican pirates on Falcon Lake Sept. 30 as they returned on Jet Skis from a sightseeing trip into Mexico.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the Hartley family have said Mexico is dragging its feet in investigating Hartley's disappearance and looking for his body.

A spokesman for the Tamaulipas, Mexico, state prosecutor's office says the search of Falcon Lake resumed early Friday.

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