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FBI Joins Investigation Into Killing Of 9 Members Of Mormon Family In Mexico

Added 11-11-19 05:06:02pm EST - “Major questions remain about the motive and identity of the perpetrators who carried out the horrific slaying on Nov. 4 in the rural state of Sonora, about 70 miles south of Arizona.” - Npr.org

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Family and friends attend a funeral service on Saturday to remember Christina Langford Johnson, a victim of an ambush that killed nine American women and children earlier this week, in Colonia Le Baron, Mexico. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

Family and friends attend a funeral service on Saturday to remember Christina Langford Johnson, a victim of an ambush that killed nine American women and children earlier this week, in Colonia Le Baron, Mexico.

The FBI has joined an investigation into the killing of three women and six children last week along a mountain road in northwest Mexico, an ambush that has shaken the Mormon community that has lived near the border for decades.

Federal investigators said the Mexican government, which is leading the probe, asked for the assistance of the FBI in examining the deaths of the dual Mexican and American citizens.

"The FBI remains committed to working alongside our international partners to help bring justice to the perpetrators of this heinous act of violence," the FBI said in a statement to NPR.

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