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Thursday, 27 January 2011 16:16

American Missionary Murdered in Mexico Near Border

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On Wednesday morning, January 26, around 11:30, 59-year-old Nancy Davis, an American missionary, was shot by armed gunmen firing from a pick-up truck in a cutthroat region of northern Mexico near the Texas border. Borderland Beat, Jan. 26 is asking that anyone having information about this murder to contact the Pharr (Texas) Crimestoppers. Pharr police have been in contact with Mexican authorities.

Mrs. Davis was shot in the head. She was then driven to Reynosa on the international border by her husband, Sam. The shooting occurred in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas near San Fernando, about 70 miles south of the U.S. border. She was pronounced dead at a Texas hospital about 2:00 p.m. in McAllen.

The Houston Chronicle reported that Texas authorities believe the couple may have been targeted because their expensive pickup truck, a 2008 Chevrolet is a type “coveted by criminal organizations in Mexico.”

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