NEWS2 August 2011

Election pollsters missing in Mexico – report

North America People

MEXICO— Police are looking for six polling company workers who went missing over the weekend in the Mexican state of Michoacán, according to the Associated Press.

The AP reported that the workers, employed by polling firm Consulta Mitofsky, disappeared while working on Michoacán’s upcoming gubernatorial election, in a region plagued by drug-cartel violence.

The firm sent around three dozen pollsters to the area, and when three did not return to their hotel in the city of Apatzingán on Saturday, another three went out searching for them. None have been seen or heard of since.

A kidnapping investigation has been opened. Read the full story here.