Texas College Student Killed in Mexico

POSTED: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 1:18pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 1:49pm

BROWNSVILLE, TX - A south Texas college student has been shot and killed in Mexico.

University of Texas at Brownsville spokeswoman Amy Lynch said 19-year-old freshman Jonathan William Torres was killed Wednesday in Matamoros.

Lynch tells The Brownsville Herald that the university was trying to get more information from the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros.

It is unknown whether the death was connected to ongoing drug war violence in Mexico.

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