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Mexican missing-student activist killed in Guerrero state

Miguel Angel Jimenez Blanco’s body was found near his home in a town in the south-western state of Guerrero.He had led search parties after the disappearance of 43 students in the nearby town of Iguala last year threw light on hundreds of other missing people.

Guerrero is a region plagued by gang and drug violence.At least 15 people were killed there over the weekend.Mr Jimenez Blanco’s body was found in the taxi he owned in the small town of Xaltianguis.

He had been part of an organisation which had supported the search for the students in the hills around Iguala. He had also helped dig up a number of graves of murdered people that were found during the search for the students.

He had helped organise a group called The Other Disappeared, mostly women who meet every Sunday to search the hills for the remains of their loved ones.