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NARCO BLOG: TV Show Host La Gata Killed in Monterrey
Photo: La Gata
The TV host for an entertainment show at Televisa Monterrey was found dead this morning after he was kidnapped Thursday night.
Reports have been confirmed that 33-year-old Jose Luis Cerda “La Gata” was found dead with his hands tied and several gunshot wounds at the Monterrey suburb of Guadalupe. Specifically in a vacant lot located at Boulevard Miguel de la Madrid, in front of the Hospital Materno Infantil, in the municipality of Guadalupe. A Narco message left at the scene warns of the victims cooperating with the Zetas.
Last night, the local Televisa newscast reported that Cerda was kidnapped by several armed men just blocks away from the television studios. Two additional men were also kidnapped. There bodies were found and identified as Roberto Gómez Juan Melendez, 30, who was a cousin of La Gata and Luis Ruiz Ruiz, 20, a native of Coahuila and freelance cameraman
They say he had just finished filming the popular magazine show called “El Club,” which he co-hosted.
This is the latest attack on members of the media in northern Mexico.
The Televisa Monterrey studios were previously attacked with grenades, as were the Televisa studios in Ciudad Victoria and Matamoros.