MEXICO CITY — The body of a Southern California city official who was shot dead while vacationing in the Mexican beach resort of Zihuatanejo has been turned over to his family.

Prosecutors in the southern state of Guerrero said Friday in a statement that the body was delivered to a relative and a friend who arrived the previous day to officially identify the victim, Douglas Bradley.

Bradley was administrative services director for Imperial Beach, a San Diego suburb across the border from Tijuana. He was killed Dec. 28, a day before his 50th birthday.

Authorities have not given a possible motive.

Imperial Beach said last week that Bradley lived in Mexico and commuted to his job. It described him as an avid surfer who had traveled much of the Mexican coast.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.