Ex-mayor of Nuevo Laredo found dead

Benjamin Galvan Gomez was reportedly kidnapped Feb. 27


The former mayor of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, has been found dead in Monterrey.

According to KGNS.TV, the body of Benjamin Galvan Gomez was found Monday alongside well-known Nuevo Laredo businessman Miguel Angel Ortiz.

Galvan was reportedly kidnapped Feb. 27 as he came out of a pharmacy in Nuevo Laredo. Ortiz was with him at the time.

No arrests have been made.

The former mayor was interviewed by KSAT-12 News reporter Jessie Degollado in February 2013 for a story on a new crime-fighting initiative by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

During the interview, Galvan said the president's strategy will draw resources and expertise from all branches of government, but it won't be a quick fix.

"The situation is difficult and complicated," Galvan said. "It won't be resolved in a day or two like we would want."