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Officials say prosecutor had visited area where he died

BALTIMORE -- Federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna traveled several times in recent months to the area of Pennsylvania where his body was found, and authorities were not immediately aware of any work-related business that would have taken him to the region, a federal law enforcement official said yesterday.

Investigators also were looking into a credit card Luna held without his wife's knowledge and into postings by someone who went by the name Jonathan Luna at websites where people advertise for female sex partners, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

A Baltimore FBI spokesman, Larry Foust, said yesterday that investigators were still trying to determine a motive for Luna's killing. His body was found in a creek Thursday. He had been stabbed dozens of times.

The federal law enforcement source said investigators have found nothing to indicate that the killing was related to Luna's work, but Luna's father and friends appear convinced it was tied to his career.

Luna's father, Paul D. Luna, said authorities are asking questions about his son's personal life, including his finances, relationships, and trips he made in the last month.

Paul Luna said he had urged his son to return to private practice instead of prosecuting drug dealers and violent criminals.

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