WASHINGTON — The United States is investigating the death of a secretary at the Drug Enforcement Administration office in Guadalajara, Mexico, who died in a weekend car crash, officials said today.
The death of Susan Hoefler, 32, an American secretary in the same office where DEA agent Victor Cortez worked before being abducted and tortured last week by Jalisco state police, occurred Saturday night, a DEA spokesman said.
U.S. authorities, already investigating the Cortez incident, will examine whether foul play was involved in Hoefler's death, a Justice Department official said.
'No Reason to Suspect'
But a DEA spokesman said the investigators at this point have "no reason to suspect the car crash was anything more than an accident."