Fifteen People Missing in Mexican State Where 43 Students Massacred

Fifteen people have disappeared from the violent southwestern Mexican state where 43 trainee teachers were feared massacred last year, the state attorney general's office said on Tuesday. Announcing an investigation into the disappearance, the attorney general's office of Guerrero state said the 15 went missing last week from the town of Chilapa, the scene of recent violence ahead of local and national elections on June 7. Guerrero has for years been plagued by widespread drug-related crime and political corruption, and the 15 disappeared after an armed vigilante group entered Chilapa and took control of local policing from the municipal authorities.