Mexico Detains New Suspect in Disappearance of 43 Students

January 16, 2015 9:18 PM

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A purported drug cartel hit man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance and alleged killing of 43 college students in southern Mexico in September, authorities said Friday.

Felipe Rodriguez, alias "The Brush" or "The Stubborn One," is a member of the Guerreros Unidos gang and believed to be the "material author" of the killings, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement. It did not give further details.

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