In brief: Two found safe after Colorado mudslide
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Two of three people reported missing after a fast-moving mudslide swept through Manitou Springs, Colo., have been found safe.
The Gazette reports a man who recently moved to the area affected by the flood was found Saturday. On Sunday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said another man thought to have disappeared in the flood, 24-year-old Juston Travis, was accounted for.
Authorities are still trying to determine what happened to an unidentified woman witnesses saw clinging to a tree during Friday night’s mudslide.
At least one person was killed in the slide, which also destroyed six houses and damaged more than 30 others in an area burned by the Waldo Canyon fire last year.
U.S. worried over drug lord’s release
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. – The White House said it’s seeking justice for the 1985 murder of a U.S. federal agent now that a Mexican drug lord’s conviction has been overturned.
National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the United States is deeply concerned by Rafael Caro Quintero’s release from prison Friday.
Defense lawyers believe a second drug kingpin convicted in the death of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena may also be freed.
An appeals court overturned Caro Quintero’s 40-year sentence for kidnapping, torture and murder on procedural grounds.
Hayden said in a statement Sunday that the United States is working with Mexican authorities to see that those responsible for Camarena’s murder face justice in the U.S.