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Mexican investigators to question mayor about slain photojournalist

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2011, file photo, the Governor of Veracruz Javier Duarte speaks to Mexico's Interior Secretary Francisco Blake, not pictured, during a press conference after a security meeting in Mexico City.  Mexico City investigators announced that they will travel to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz to question the governor about the killing of a photojournalist, the mayor of the Mexican capital said Monday, August 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2011, file photo, the Governor of Veracruz Javier Duarte speaks to Mexico's Interior Secretary Francisco Blake, not pictured, during a press conference after a security meeting in Mexico City. Mexico City investigators announced that they will travel to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz to question the governor about the killing of a photojournalist, the mayor of the Mexican capital said Monday, August 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico City investigators will travel to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz to question its governor about the killing of a photojournalist, the mayor of the Mexican capital said Monday.

Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said all lines of investigation remain open in the case, including possible political motives, and the investigative team will go to Veracruz on Tuesday.

Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte has told local media that he has no knowledge of the incident, which occurred on July 31 in a Mexico City apartment where four women were also slain.

Photographer Ruben Espinosa had fled Veracruz recently, saying he feared for his safety due to his work covering protests.

Thirteen journalists have been killed in the state of Veracruz since Duarte took office in 2010.

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One suspect has been arrested in the five slayings in Mexico City. The crime scene showed some signs of violent robbery.

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