The Mexican government is deploying troops and federal police to find suspects in the killing of the son of a former national party leader that has caused commotion among the country's political circles.

Coahuila state prosecutor Homero Ramos announced Thursday that officials hope to quickly solve the murder of Jose Eduardo Moreira. His father Humberto is a former governor of the northern state and former head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

The son was found shot to death Wednesday night in a rural area near Ciudad Acuna, across the border from Del Rio, Texas. He worked for the Coahuila state government led now by his uncle, who won local elections last year.