Photo: Journalist Ramon Abel Lopez Murdered in Mexico
A journalist was abducted and murdered Monday in this Mexican border metropolis, the Baja California state Attorney General’s Office said.
Ramon Abel Lopez Aguilar, 53, was a photographer and editor of the news Web site Tijuana Informativo.
His body was found on a street in Tijuana just hours after he was snatched from his home in the city’s Guaycura neighborhood, the state AG’s office said.
Lopez Aguilar died of a single gunshot wound to the head, according to the official statement.
The body was positively identified by the victim’s family, who had called police earlier to report the pre-dawn kidnapping.
Around 80 news professionals have been murdered in Mexico since 2000, earning the country the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists.