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Kidnapped journalist found dead in Sonora Friday pm

19 May

With signs of torture the journalist Marco Antonio Avila Garcia was found dead, he worked in the newspaper “The Sonora Regional”

Kidnapped journalist found dead in Sonora
Kidnapped journalist found dead in Sonora

SONORA, May 18. – Journalist found dead, with signs of having been tortured; the police beat reporter, Marco Antonio Avila Garcia, who was “located” yesterday afternoon in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora.

He was working in the newspaper “The Sonora Regional” circulating in the municipality of Cajeme, until 16:20 pm yesterday when his vehicle was cleaned, a white 2011 Atos that was assigned to perform his job, the “surge” was in a car wash located in Jalisco and the streets of the colony Belem Free Municipality, about 500 meters from the headquarters of the Preventive Police and Municipal Transit.

The spokesman for the Attorney General of the State (PGJE), Jose Larrinaga Talamantes confirmed that the journalist’s lifeless body was located at Km 1, the bypass San José-Douglas Bridge, near the port of Guaymas, when a call was made to emergency number 066 which came around 12:15 pm today, alerted the police forces of the human skeleton wrapped in a black plastic bag.

Witnesses of the kidnapping of Avila Garcia said that the car wash a late model navy blue van in which three armed men with high powered rifles were making insults and threats against several employees of a business, forced the reporter to get in the car and then fled down the same street to the east of Belem Avenue Jalisco.

On Thursday night, police authorities of the three levels of government closed the entrances to Ciudad Obregon and implemented a major operation to find the whereabouts of Avila Garcia, an action that resulted in no matches.

The reporter had 15 years covering the police beat and before “The Sonora Regional” worked as a correspondent for the now defunct Sonora state newspaper, The Independent and as a freelance photographer.

According to the spokesman of the PGJE, in charge of the investigations is the Public Prosecutor of the Common Law, who is integrating the preliminary investigation and taking statements from relatives, colleagues and eyewitnesses.

Regarding the gruesome discovery, Larrinaga Talamantes said the body showed signs of torture and that the murderers left a narco message

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