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Decorated activist slain in northern Mexico

FILE - In this May 31, 2003 file photo, jailed anti-logging activist Isidro Baldenegro, 39, speaks to a reporter at the Parral prison, south of the U.S. border in Mexico. The Mexican indigenous leader who was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2005 was shot dead less than a year after another winner of the award was slain in Honduras. The Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said the now 51-year-old was killed Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at a home in the town of Guadalupe y Calvo. (AP Photo/Pablo Aneli, File)

FILE - In this May 31, 2003 file photo, jailed anti-logging activist Isidro Baldenegro, 39, speaks to a reporter at the Parral prison, south of the U.S. border in Mexico. The Mexican indigenous leader who was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2005 was shot dead less than a year after another winner of the award was slain in Honduras. The Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said the now 51-year-old was killed Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at a home in the town of Guadalupe y Calvo. (AP Photo/Pablo Aneli, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Mexican indigenous leader who was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2005 has been shot dead, less than a year after another winner of the award was slain in Honduras.

The state prosecutor's office in the northern state of Chihuahua says 51-year-old Isidro Baldenegro was killed Sunday at a home in the town of Guadalupe y Calvo.

A statement Wednesday says Baldenegro was shot six times in the chest, abdomen and leg. Authorities say they have identified a suspect and are searching for him. They are also investigating a possible motive.

The Goldman Environmental Foundation issued a statement saying it was "deeply distressed" by the killing and calling for an investigation.

Honduran activist Berta Caceres, who won the Goldman prize in 2015, was slain last March.