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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

KIDNAPPED AND MURDERED: Missing journalist’s body found in Mexico!
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July 27, 2011 / IANS/EFE, Mexico / DC.

A journalist who had been kidnapped over the weekend was found dead on Tuesday in Boca del Rio, a city outside the Mexican gulf port of Veracruz, officials said.
Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz was beheaded and appeared to have been tortured, a Veracruz state government spokesman told EFE. Ordaz de la Cruz worked for the daily Notiver, which specialises in covering drug and security issues in Veracruz and Boca del Rio, located about 300 km east of Mexico city. The reporter’s body was dumped around 4 00 am.
In the street behind the offices of the Imagen de Veracruz newspaper in Boca del Rio’s Jardines del Virginia section. Ordaz de la Cruz, who had written about the war on drugs and the police beat, was kidnapped last Saturday by gunmen, Notiver reported. “Everything points to the (murder) being carried out by members of an organised crime group and this line of investigation will be pursued to the end,” Veracruz Attorney General Reynaldo Escobar Perez said. Investigators are looking at the possibility that Ordaz de la Cruz may have had links to a drug cartel and was killed for this reason, Escobar Perez said.

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