Authorities say a musician was kidnapped as he played for a crowd of about 400 people at a bar in northern Mexico, and his dead body was found shortly thereafter.

An official with the Nuevo Leon state attorney general's office, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk with the press, says the kidnapping occurred early Sunday at La Eternidad bar in Monterrey.

The official says several men climbed onto the stage to grab the musician playing timbales for group Los Kumbiamberos RS and took him away in a taxi.

The body of 20-year-old Rogelio "El Chiken" Contreras Rivera turned up nearby about 40 minutes later with signs of torture and a bullet hole in its head.