Thursday, August 25, 2011

Missing Culiacán Journalist Found Dead

Humberto Millán Salazar

Photos: Excelsior

Kidnapped journalist tortured and executed by gunmen.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 25, 2011

Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico - On Thursday, Martin Robles Armenta, assistant state attorney from the Sinaloa State Attorney General's Office confirmed the death of Humberto Millián  Salazar. Salazar, 53, worked with the Sinaloa Fórmula Radio station as a news radio announcer and previously worked in the defunct Diario de Sinaloa and El Sol de Sinaloa. He founded the weekly Discusion, which later became the Digital Daily.
He was kidnapped near his office in the Canaco neighborhood on Wednesday at gunpoint by a group of unidentified men while riding as a passenger in his borther's auto.
Salazar's body was found around 9:45 a.m. in the rural Morelia farming area, just on the outskirts of North Culiacán. Someone called and reported the body. The body had a .9mm bullet mortal wound on the head and showed signs of torture, according to authorities.
Salazar became the 83 journalist killed in Mexico by organized crime, according to Fundalex (Foundation for Freedom of Expression).

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