Musician Kidnapped Playing at Northern Mexico Bar, Killed and Found With Signs of Torture

Authorities say a musician was kidnapped as he played for a crowd of about 400 people at a bar in northern Mexico, and his dead body was found shortly thereafter. An official with the Nuevo Leon state attorney general's office, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk with the press, says the kidnapping occurred early Sunday at La Eternidad bar in Monterrey. The body of 20-year-old Rogelio "El Chiken" Contreras Rivera turned up nearby about 40 minutes later with signs of torture and a bullet hole in its head.