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2nd Mexican human rights activist killed in same township

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say a second human rights activist has been killed in the same township in northern Mexico where the first one died two weeks ago.

The statement from Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said the body of Juan Ontiveros, a member of the Tarahumara indigenous group, was found Wednesday in Guadalupe y Calvo.

The statement released Thursday said Ontiveros' brother escaped the attack and later told authorities it arose from a conflict between members of two families. They have identified a suspect and are searching for him.

Amnesty International and the European Union lamented the killing in statements.

Last month, Isidro Baldenegro, who had been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, was killed in the same township, which lies in the so-called Golden Triangle, where Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Durango states meet.

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