October 14th, 2010
02:30 PM ET

Clinton: U.S. 'doing everything' to find missing American's body

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday the United States is "doing everything that we know how to do" to find the body of an American reported missing in a lake straddling the U.S.-Mexican border.

Clinton told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she is "sickened" by the case involving American David Hartley.

"I hope that we can [find him]," said Clinton. "I mean, the beheaded body of the brave Mexican investigator that just showed up shows what we're dealing with."

She said the United States is "supporting local law enforcement, supporting the authorities on the border, doing everything that we know to do to try to assist in helping to find the body and helping to find the perpetrators."

Clinton's comments came a day after U.S. and Mexican authorities vowed the search for Hartley would continue despite the grisly slaying of the Mexican government's lead investigator in the case.

"We continue the search on this side of the border," Zapata County, Texas, Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. told CNN. "We're also sending a message that we're here."

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  1. bernabe caballero

    is sad what happened to this person in that lake i hope they find him or an answer the problem that i feel is we latinos have enough profile problems now with this i don't know i just have an observation the wife seems so calm in a "crime" everybody is a suspect.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:47 am |
  2. carolyn jones

    Ummm...has anyone looked closely at the wife?

    October 15, 2010 at 12:25 am |
  3. robert

    I think if we can go into Irac,why cant we send troops into mexico and clear them out...

    October 14, 2010 at 11:38 pm |
  4. Kim

    Way to go Hillary Clinton ! Prayers are with those that lost their loved ones in this horrible tragedy of evil but the bad guys won't win.Good will !

    October 14, 2010 at 9:28 pm |