CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) - Mexican divers have suspended their search for an American whose wife says he was shot on a lake that straddles the U.S.-Mexican border, authorities said Friday.
David Hartley was reportedly shot to death September 30 by gunmen who investigators believe are linked to a Mexican drug gang.
His wife, Tiffany, told authorities the couple was on a sightseeing trip on Falcon Lake, a reservoir on the Rio Grande. She believes the attackers may still have her husband's body.
She said she met with the lead Mexican investigator in the death of her husband days before the police officer was killed and his severed head delivered to authorities in a suitcase.
U.S. and Mexican authorities vowed the search for Hartley's husband would continue despite the investigator's slaying on Tuesday.
"I met him. He sat right next to me," Hartley said, referring to Mexican state official Rolando Armando Flores Villegas. Her remarks aired on CNN's "American Morning" Thursday.
"We talked through a translator and he just seemed like a really good guy who really wanted to just do good for - you know, his country," Hartley said.
Hartley said she wonders if the death of the lead Mexican investigator will hamper the search for her husband.
"It definitely makes me worried that nobody is going to want to take over," she said.
Udpated: 12:01 p.m.
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