Tv host and mannequin Michelle Perez Tadeo was discovered lifeless in a southern neighborhood of Mexico Metropolis, authorities mentioned on Tuesday.
Mexico’s Lawyer Basic’s Workplace mentioned that the physique was discover within the city of Santo Tomas Ajusco neighborhood of the southwestern Tlalpan district.
Recognized on tv as Michell Simon, she had been reported lacking for 3 days. Authorities mentioned that the physique was discovered wrapped in sheets by employees placing out a hearth on a close-by freeway.
Police mentioned they performed interviews with witnesses on the scene, however no reason for dying has been launched. Authorities mentioned that they have been following “varied strains of investigation.”
Mexico a harmful place for journalists
If Simon’s dying is confirmed as a homicide, it might make her the sixth media employee to be killed in Mexico for the reason that begin of the yr.
On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned on Twitter that the deaths of journalists in Mexico was regarding.
“I be a part of these calling for larger accountability and protections for Mexican journalists,” he mentioned.
Earlier this month, impartial journalist Heber Lopez Vazquez was gunned down outdoors his workplace within the port metropolis of Salina Cruz in Mexico’s southern Oaxaca state.
Press rights group, Reporters With out Borders, referred to as Mexico essentially the most harmful nation on this planet for journalists.
Based on UNESCO, Mexico is the nation with the second-most journalist deaths after Syria. Over 85% of the murders since 2006 have gone unpunished.
sdi/wmr (Reuters, EFE)