Baby's body found in Galveston, child safety seat nearby

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) An Alvin woman has tentatively identified the body of a 3-month-old boy found near a child safety seat by the side of a road in Galveston on Tuesday as her missing son, police said.

Galveston police Lt. Jorge Trevino said officers were searching for the child's father, who was the last person seen with the infant.

Trevino said the woman told authorities that the child's father had left their home in Alvin about 5 a.m. with the baby to get a car repaired. Trevino said she began calling hospitals hours later when she became concerned about the baby because the father hadn't left with a "lot of provisions for the baby."

A hospital called the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office, which called police. Police then contacted her.

Trevino said authorities are waiting for a positive identification on the infant.

Mexican rights official says Juarez killings continue

MEXICO CITY (AP) Women are still being killed in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's top human rights official said on Tuesday, calling investigations into their deaths "terrible."

An estimated 423 women have been murdered since 1993 in the city of 1.3 million, across the border from El Paso, Texas, said Jose Luis Soberanes, president of the government's National Human Rights Commission. About 89 of the deaths have occurred since 2004.

A series of eerily similar killings of more than 100 mainly young women began in Ciudad Juarez in 1993, but appeared to have tapered off by late 2004 or early 2005.

In those cases, women were abducted, often sexually abused and strangled before their bodies were dumped in the desert.

Women continue to be murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Soberanes said, calling investigations and government work to end the phenomenon gravely deficient.